Aziz has been with the Dallas Police Department for 29 years as a Patrol Officer and has overseen various departments of the Police Department.
Dallas-Deputy Chief of the Dallas Police Department, Malik Aziz, has been appointed Chief of Police at the Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland, officials said Friday.
Aziz was praised for his goal of bringing a consistent focus and fresh perspective on leadership in community policing and at the forefront of police reform, county administrator Angela D. Arseau Brooks said Friday.
Mr Aziz said he never dreamed of becoming the county police chief and that he was honored and grateful.
“The police-community relationship has been very important to me for over 30 years in law enforcement,” said Aziz. “It was very important to establish positive and appropriate community relationships by all means.”
He has been with the Dallas Police Department for 29 years as a Patrol Officer and has overseen various departments of the Police Department.
Prince George’s County, east of Washington, DC, includes Andrews Air Force Base, FedExField (the home of the Washington Football Team), and the headquarters of the US Census Bureau.
According to a community survey, residents of Prince George’s County wanted these top three qualities to be their chiefs.
According to the survey, the biggest problem of public security was trust and involvement with the community. According to a survey, residents wanted a proven chief who built and maintained relationships with the community, according to Arseau Brooks.
The county police station serves the incorporated portion of the county.
According to the US Census, Prince George’s County has a population of about 909,000, while Dallas has a population of 1.3 million.
Last month, Dallas Police Department Chief Eddie Garcia promoted Aziz from Major to Deputy Secretary.
Aziz was a finalist in the Dallas PD Chief Position. He has been with the Dallas Police Department since 1992.
He served as Deputy Chief under former Chiefs David Kunkle and David Brown, and held several other leadership positions, including commanders of the Patrol, Communications and Transportation departments.
In 2017, Aziz served as Assistant Chief of Crimes against Humanity, including the murder, robbery and assault divisions.
In 2015, he was Deputy Director of the Investigation Bureau, including Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Serious Crimes and Youth Department.
In 2012 and 2013, he commanded special units, including SWAT, Mounted Police, and helicopter units.
He was stationed in the North Central Patrol Division. He was the finalist of the Dallas Police Department Chief in 2017 when Lenny Hall was hired.
Aziz has an extensive national resume. He has served as Co-Secretary-General of Police and Community, National Chair of the NAACP, and Chair of the Dallas Police Museum.
He attended Dallas ISD and graduated from Carter High School.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas.
Dallas Police Department Deputy Chief Aziz elected Chief Position in Maryland
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