Crime Prevention (P.A.C.T)
Utilize our online Action Request Form to report issues and concerns.
Currently, the police department has five patrol beats. Each beat also has a P.A.C.T. officer assigned to work with community members. See the Beat Map to determine your beat.
Youth Summit On The Hill
Brought to you by the Cedar Hill Police and Fire Departments, this is a free, three day event for kids ages 8-17 held at the Allen E. Sims Recreation Center June 14-16, 2016 from 10am to 2pm. Registration is required and the number of participants is limited.
Participants will hear presentations about; texting and driving, the juvenile justice system, peer pressure, bullying, fire extinguisher training, a jaws of life demonstration, and much more. For more information, contact Officer Tammie Cooper at 972.291.5181 ext. 2192 Email
Click here for registration packet.
In May 2013, the Cedar Hill Police Department partnered with Nextdoor.com to launch a social media forum for neighborhoods. We use Nextdoor to keep your family informed of crime alerts, neighborhood watch meetings and information specific to your neighborhood. Click here to visit the Nextdoor.com website. Sign up for free and get connected to your neighbors today!
In July 2014 we launched our Facebook page as a way to help us communicate with the growing part of our community who interact on social media. Using Facebook, we're able to show our community who we are, what we do, and give a 'behind the scenes' view of what policing with our community is all about. Join the conversation today!
In September 2014 we went live on Twitter. Twitter allows us to get information out to our community which may have an immediate effect on travel, roadway, weather, or other events in and around Cedar Hill. Follow us today @CedarHillPolice
In 2015 we started using Instagram as another way to connect with our community. Follow us today @CedarHillPolice
Be sure to check out our in-house produced videos on our YouTube Channel!
*Our social media platforms are not monitored 24hrs a day so please don't use them to report issues requiring police assistance. If you need us but do not have an emergency, please call 972.223.6111.
Sergeant Victor Vasquez has over 19 years of experience as a Police Officer. He has served with the Cedar Hill Police Department since November 1994. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2004 and is currently assigned to the Crime Prevention Unit.
In 1998 Sergeant Vasquez was recognized as Officer of the Year with the Cedar Hill Police Department.
Sergeant Vasquez holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and several licenses or certifications which include; Range Master, Firearms Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, H & K Armorer, TCOLE Instructor, Field Training Sergeant, Advanced Swat, Advanced Hostage Rescue, Emergency Response Team and Bike Unit.
Sergeant Vasquez has experience in Patrol, Tactical Operations, Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigations, and has taught G.R.E.A.T.
Corporal Juan Herrera has been with the Cedar Hill Police Department since 1997. Corporal Herrera was promoted to his current rank in 2011 and is assigned to the P.A.C.T. / Community Service Unit. He has additional experience in the patrol and criminal investigation units.
Corporal Herrera holds an Advanced Police Officer and Instructor certifications with TCOLE.
Corporal Juan Herrera has served in the Bike Unit, Emergency Response Team, and as a Field Training Officer. He is a member of the Cedar HIll Police Department Honor Guard, Firearms Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Armorer, and Reality Based Training Instructor.
Contact Cpl. Herrera 972.291.5181 ext. 2104 Email
Officer Byrd has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Starting in 1981 with the Beaumont Police Department. He has also worked with the University Park Police and Cedar Hill Independent School District Police before joining the Cedar Hill Police Department in 2007.
Officer Byrd is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T. / Community Services Unit.
Officer Byrd holds a Master Peace Officer License and certifications as a TCOLE Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Crime Prevention Specialist.
Officer Byrd serves as a “Big” with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program. He has served as a board member for the Texas Boys and Girls Club and the Child Care Group of Dallas.
Contact Officer Byrd 972.291.5181 ext. 2206 Email
Officer Tammie Cooper started her Law enforcement career with the Dallas County Sheriff Dept as a Jailer from 2002-2006. Officer Cooper became a Cedar Hill Police Officer in February 2006 and is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T / Community Service Unit.
Officer Cooper holds an Intermediate Police Officer License, Crime Prevention Specialist Certification and CPTED Certification (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design). Officer Cooper is the coordinator of the Cedar Hill Youth Graffiti Abatement program and she's a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Impact Cedar Hill and the Cedar Hill Action Team.
Officer Cooper also serves as a member of the Cedar Hill Police Department Honor Guard.
Contact Officer Cooper 972.291.5181 ext.2192 Email
Officer Roy Rodriguez has served with the Cedar Hill Police Department since 2004. He is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T. / Community Service Division. Officer Rodriguez has served as a Patrolman and Detective (Sex Offender Compliance Officer).
Officer Rodriguez holds an Advanced Police Officer certification and Instructor Certificate with TCOLE, Certified Crime Prevention Specialist (CCPS), and is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
In 2005, Officer Rodriguez was awarded the Cedar Hill Police Department Rookie of the Year award.
Contact Officer Rodriguez 972.291.5181 ext.2178 Email
Officer Ann McSwain - Beat 5
Officer McSwain has served with the Cedar Hill Police Department since 2007. She is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T. unit in Beat 5 or more commonly known as the business district. Officer McSwain serves as the central business liaison which includes Hillside Village and the Old Down Town area.
Officer McSwain holds an Advanced Peace Officer license and is pursing certification as a Crime Prevention Specialist. She was awarded the Rookie of the Year in 2008 and Officer of the Year in 2013.
Contact Officer McSwain at 972.291.5181 ext.2511 Email