Chief David Brown
Retired Dallas Police Chief
“Called to Rise”
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Legacy Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
David Brown is a former chief of the Dallas Police Department, who is nationally renowned for his community policing efforts. Born and raised by a single mother, Chief Brown grew up in the city's South Oak Cliff neighborhood. During his tenure, he reduced crime more than any other chief in the department's history. Officer-involved shootings declined by more than 40% and excessive force complaints dropped by more than 70% to their lowest levels on record. At the time of his retirement in 2016, Brown was the longest-serving – and most beloved – Dallas police chief in modern times.
Chief Brown rose to national prominence following the tragic events of July 7, 2016, when a gunman targeted and killed five Dallas police officers amid an otherwise peaceful protest against police brutality.
Chief Brown’s leadership calmed the city and nation, calling for protesters to become part of the solution by applying to join the police department. Following his career of public service, Chief Brown was Managing Director of the Investigations and Disputes practice at Kroll, a New York security consulting firm. He now serves as a contributor to ABC News and an adviser to Texas organizations dedicated to early childhood education, mental health treatment and assistance for the formerly incarcerated. Brown authored a book, Called to Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me, in 2017.
A passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, Chief David Brown rose from a childhood in one of the cities roughest neighborhoods to head one of America’s finest police departments. His message of outreach, accountability and inclusion aims to help heal the wounds that divide so many communities today. A leader on the front lines of social change in America, he shares his incredible personal journey and offers unique insight into what it really takes to improve community-police relations.
Every Victim Every Time Conference 2018 Keynote Speakers
Every Victim Every Time
Crime Victim Conference
Kerry Ann Frazier
“From Behind Closed Doors”
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kerry Ann is the Director of the Healthy Homes Program for the Harker Heights Police Department. She has been a passionate advocate for crime victims with over a decade of experience in prevention and advocacy. She has served as an expert in Child Advocacy, Mental Health Services, Education and Marketing in both Texas and Alaska. As a community organizer and educator, she has served on various panels dedicated to improve the outcomes for youth within the foster care system as well as addressing the needs for domestic violence victims.
Kerry Ann will share her personal experience of living as a domestic violence victim as a well-known social worker, soccer mom, and military spouse. Her story is an up-close look at how a survivor uses her experience building a program within a local police department to bring awareness, education and resources to victims within her community.