Crime Prevention (P.A.C.T)
Police And Community Team
The Police And Community Team (P.A.C.T.) is comprised of one lieutenant, one sergeant, one corporal and four officers who engage in crime prevention and problem-solving activities with the community. All members of our P.A.C.T. unit have gone through extensive training and are State Certified Crime Prevention Specialists.
Each member of the P.A.C.T. unit is assigned to a patrol beat and works as the department liaison within their assigned section. They work closely with other divisions within the police department and other City departments to address crime concerns. Further, these officers work with Crime Watch groups, community groups and citizens to assist in providing information, crime prevention techniques and solutions to resolve community crime concerns. In Cedar Hill, we understand the value of people and relationships which is why we offer a number of programs designed to create opportunities for community engagement to build lasting relationships and help keep our community safe.
Utilize our online Action Request Form to report issues and concerns.
See the Beat Map (PDF) to find out what P.A.C.T. officer represents your neighborhood.
National Night Out
National Night Out will be held on October 5th, 2021. This year we're encouraging our neighborhoods to return to the neighborhood block parties similar to those held prior to 2020. Please follow the two registration links below to help us identify those neighborhoods participating this year. We're willing to work with each location to help establish proper social distancing and safety protocols.
Please register using both links.
Lieutenant Paul Sandefur
Contact Lt. Sandefur at (972) 291-5181, ext. 2155 Email
Sergeant Norman Hammel
Contact Sgt. Hammel (972) 291-5181, ext. 2141 Email
Officer Roy Rodriguez - Beat 1
Contact Senior Officer Rodriguez (972) 291-5181, ext. 2178 Email
Officer Rhonda Knott - Beat 2
Contact Senior Officer Knott (972) 291-5181, ext. 2153 Email
Corporal Donny Brackenridge - Beat 3
Contact Cpl. Brackenridge (972) 291-5181, ext. 2106 Email
Officer Chris Malone - Beat 4
Contact Senior Officer Malone (972) 291-5181, ext. 2186 Email
Officer Ann McSwain - Beat 5
Contact Senior Officer McSwain at (972) 291-5181, ext. 2511 Email
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. 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.