Police

The Dumbest Question Renee Hall Has Been Asked So Far

Her answer makes me think we're lucky to have her. If she'll still have us.

Via Detroit Police Department Facebook page

This morning on The KERA Friday Conversation, Rick Holter asked Renee Hall, Dallas’ newly tapped police chief, one of the dumbest questions you can ask anyone at the top of her male-dominated police career. Her answer is smart.

Rick Holter: You’re the first woman to get the job as chief here. How do you win over the guys?

Renee Hall: I’ve been in law enforcement for nearly 19 years, and I’m a leader in the organization that I’m in. I really want people not to just look at me as a woman chief; I want you to look at me as a chief. I’m here because I have the ability. I don’t want to win over anybody based on my sex. I want to win over the officers because they believe in me, that I’m supporting them, that I’m giving them what they need to be successful in the streets of Dallas. So, you know, I am a woman, and I’m proud to be a woman. But I need people to understand that I’m a chief.

 

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Comments

  • The real dumbest question: “Will you be the next Dallas police chief?”

    • Kathy Wise

      Point taken.

  • DubiousBrother

    It was a good answer but you have to give the city credit, they got a black woman to run the department which should eliminate most of the unwarranted criticism at least for a little while. I hope she has a nice long career here and accomplishes her goals including commanding the respect of her officers as well as the Dallas taxpayers.

    • Kathy Wise

      Agreed.

  • OldLakeHighlander

    Sorry ’bout it, but I just go to ask because it is sooooooo obvious: How did we get a qualified, capable person for Police Chief?

  • Milton Williams

    I fail to see how that is the dumbest question or a dumb question all together.

    • Latricia Wilson-Hill

      I believe because the police force is a male dominated profession. If you are promoted then you have already gotten the guys respect.