My name is Terrance Hopkins aka T. Hop. I am 32 -year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. I started patrol at NW where I conducted patrol and shortly got on one of the first Street Level Narcotics Task Force. I then got on a Street Level Prostitution Task Force. I became an FTO for 10 Years Straight and truly enjoyed training rookies. My rookies went to jail everyday and obtained more arrest than most rookies in training resulting in excellent street experience. I then transferred to SW Patrol and continued to train rookies. After 20 years in patrol, I finally decided to come out and went to the Training Academy as a Class Advisor. I then got hired on as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. I transferred over to Tactical Planning/ Special Events in 2012 and have remained there since. This is my third term as President of the BPA, and I have served by helping as many of you as I possibly could. It has been an honor working with you all!
Jesika Jones has been a member of the Dallas Police Department for nine years. She has been assigned to Southeast Patrol, South Central Patrol, Basic Academy Class Advisor, Office of the Chief of Police, SWAT, and is currently assigned to Southwest Patrol. Her goals for the Black Police Association are to foster a sense of community between police officers and the citizens, advancement of the mental and emotional health of the members, and the educational and professional development of members.
Sgt. G.L. Walls, currently assigned to South Central Patrol 2nd Watch. Sgt. Walls has been a member of the Dallas Police Department since 2001. He has been assigned to Southwest Patrol, Operation Disruption. Gang Unit, and Southeast Patrol. Sgt. Walls has also been a member of the BPA since 2001.
Lance Delasbour has been with the Dallas Police Department for 13 years. He is currently assigned to Southeast Patrol.
Ashley Olford has been with the Dallas Police Department for 14 years. She has been assigned to South Central Patrol, Southeast Patrol, North Central Patrol, and Northeast Patrol. She is currently assigned to the School Resource Officer Unit. Her goal for the success of the BPA is to help the organization grow by reruiting more officers. Also, t help bridge the gap between the black communities and the Black Police Association by getting more community leaders involved in the association.
Andre Taylor has been with the Dallas Police Department for 23 years. He has been assigned to Northeast Patrol, Northeast Deployment, SWAT, Mounted Unit, Basic Academy, Open Records, and Chief’s Detail. He is currently assigned to SWAT. His goal for the success of the BPA is to advocate for police officers, assist with career education, development, training, and promtions.
Lieutenant Terri Thomas is the 1st female commander for Dallas ISD Police Department. She ahs 29 years with DISD Police Department and has been assigned to Patrol, Gang Unit, Campus Services and Community Outreach. Her goal is to increase membership and increase member involvement in events and fundraisers.
Willie Webb has been with the Dallas ISD Police Department for 23 years. His previous assignments include: Day and Night Patrol and Campus Sector Sergeant. Currently assigned to Campus Services, Campus Sergeant for Sector 4, South Pleasant Grove and Seagoville. His goal for the success of the BPA is to promote the association to our combers, future members and the community.
Bernard is a 16-year veteran of DISD. He has worked for Duncanville ISD and Glenn Heights Police Department. He was a FTO and Gang Liaison Officer with DISD. He is currently a Sergeant. Bernard’s life mission has been to prepare individuals to handle life opportunities in the best positive way possible.
Ashley Williams has been with the DFW Airport Police Department for 14 years. She has been assigned to the Patrol Division and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Her goal for the success of the BPA is continued growth. With “strength in numbers” we can continue to be successful and bring about positive changes within police departments and the community.
Tonya Jackson-Gassaway has been with the Dallas Marshal’s Office for 6 1⁄2 years. She has been assigned to Administrative Sergeant, Parks Unit, Warrants Division, Environmental Crimes Unit, and Background Investigator. She is currently assigned to the jail as the Jail Sergeant. Her goal for the success of the BPA is to ensure that she leads and sets an example for the city with great standards and high morals, as well as provide each member the assistance needed to ensure that all members are treated with the utmost respect and fairness.
Meshala Bean has been with the Dallas Police Department for 15 years. She has been assigned to Police Communications- 911, Community Affairs, Personnel Employee Relations and is currently assigned to Police Communications Training Unit. Her goal for the success of the BPA is to get more Community Engagement Activities to the organization. She is about helping to make sure that people know that not only are we here for them, but we hear them also. We are listening to understand, not listening to just reply.
Greg Mears has been with the Dallas Police Department for six years. He is currently assigned to the Environmental Management Systems Unit. His goal for the success of the BPA is to ensure that all members of the BPA have access to fair, equitable, and accessible representation in all matters. Additionally, he desires to see the BPA and it’s membership continue to grow ad become an irreplaceable resource to all members, and the communities which the BPA serves.