Dallas at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Dallas Police Department

  • 3,137 Officers
  • 509 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 2.67 Dallas
  • 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the Dallas Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022

We identified over $45.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Dallas
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$250,000.00 09/01/2021
DALLAS, CITY OF DALLAS, TX CIT PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$499,820.00 10/01/2020
DALLAS, CITY OF CITY OF DALLAS - BWC Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime
$104,041.58 10/01/2020
GOVERNOR, TEXAS OFFICE OF THE DALLAS, CITY OF Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods Sub
$1,115,605.00 10/01/2020
DALLAS, CITY OF FY21 JAG Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022


We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $6,900,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome
2010 - 2014

Between 2010 and 2014, Dallas spent $6.9 million on police misconduct cases.

In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the City of Dallas spent $6.9 million on police misconduct cases.