Cedar Hill Police Department

  • Agency: Cedar Hill Police Department
  • Address: Building 200, 285 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, 75104 TX
  • Chief: S L Rhodes (Chief of Police)
Phone: 972-291-5181
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Cedar Hill Police Department is located at Building 200, 285 Uptown Blvd, Cedar Hill, 75104 TX. The Chief of Police of the department is S L Rhodes. The Cedar Hill Police Department phone number is 972-291-5181.

Cedar Hill Police Department News

The following release pertains to the arrest of a Teacher's Aide at Village Tech Schools. We want you to know that we remain fully committed to working with our education partners to help keep all of our students safe. On Saturday night, October 14th, Cedar Hill officers were notified by an official with Village Tech Schools (a public charter school located in Cedar Hill) of a possible improper relationship between a teacher’s aide and a student. Additional details were provided by the school official on Sunday evening, October 15th. On Monday morning, October 16th, detectives met with school officials and interviewed the teacher’s aide. Information which substantiated the relationship between the aide and student was obtained during the interview. Steps were taken immediately to contact the involved student and attempt to locate others (students and other staff) who may have been inappropriately contacted by the aide. During the investigation, detectives discovered initial contact with the student occurred via sexually explicit text messages beginning in March 2016 and continued until June 2017. The messages described sexual acts that the aide wanted to perform on the student who was 16 years old when the text messages began. At this time, there is no indication that physical contact occurred between the teacher’s aide and the student. After consulting with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, an arrest warrant was obtained for the charge of Improper Relationship with a Student (Texas Penal Code 21.12), a second degree felony. On the afternoon of October 19th, detectives arrested Cody Hunter McMillen 23, at his home in Duncanville without incident and transported him to the DeSoto City Jail.

Thank you for sharing this special moment with us, Starlene! 😃

Here's your chance to find out more about the Crime Control & Prevention District election coming up November 7th, 2017. (Early voting begins October 23rd, 2017) Voters will also be asked to continue the Cedar Hill Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD). In 2012, voters approved a ballot measure that allowed the City to designate a portion of existing sales tax revenue to fund community safety and crime prevention initiatives. The initial five year term of the CCPD expires in November 2017, and citizens will be asked to consider extending the CCPD for an additional 15 years. Since the creation of the CCPD in 2012, the overall crime index rate has decreased by 10 percent.

Today’s the day! Join us in Downtown Cedar Hill for Country Day on the Hill Cedar Hill going on all day. Parade starts at 10am so expect some delays in the area. Be sure to stop by our booth located at Cedar & Main. We’ve got lots of fun stuff for the kids! (And adults too if you’re in to stickers and coloring books...). You can also pick up information about the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD).

Through the eyes of our children, we are more than just ‘police officers’. Photo courtesy of Officer Fowlks

It’s amazing what happens when we take the time to sit and talk to one another. When real conversation happens, real relationships are born. This is one of our favorite photos from National Night Out. These two must have talked for what seemed like an hour. What they talked about isn’t as important as the fact that they just spent time getting to know one another. And through that interaction, a friendship began. Here’s to more conversations like these!

Coffee With A Cop - Pre-event

National Night Out High Pointe is underway!

#NationalNightOut is tonight beginning at 6 PM. Rain or shine the festivities will go on as planned. Please check the link below to find out where your neighborhood will meet. There have been changes made to some groups because of the weather. We will continue to update the list until 5PM. http://www.cedarhilltx.com/1483/National-Night-Out‬

We've spent hours trying to figure out how to describe our thoughts about this unspeakable, horrific act in Las Vegas. We've watched the constant flow of reports as the number of those killed soared with each update. No matter what we say or how we say it, our words will fall short. There is no question that our prayers are with all of those whose loved ones were killed or injured by such a terrible act of hate. In the days that follow, as the names of those who were killed are revealed, try to see past the label of 'victim'. They were so much more than that; brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers, friends. May we never lose sight of that. We stand with you, Las Vegas. We pray for your wounded, your community, and your healing. To those first responders who answered the call, Thank you for your courage.

National Night Out is a tradition in Cedar Hill. It's a national effort to encourage neighbors to meet neighbors and celebrate their parnerships with the police. So far, 45 neighborhoods are registered to participate. If you want to know where your event will be, check out this link. http://www.cedarhilltx.com/1483/National-Night-Out We hope you'll make time to attend this once a year event. See you there!

Come join us for our first Coffee With A Cop. No agendas or speeches, just a cup of coffee and conversation.

*** SCAM ALERT *** Please Share It seems, these days, our email boxes are inundated with scams seemingly from companies we trust and do business with. So when you receive something that looks like this, it's tempting to jump on it and do what it tells you to do. But be careful. These are phishing scams and they're designed to force you to enter any number of identifying pieces of information which can allow them access to your account...

*** Must See, Must Share **** This Summer our officers have been very busy keeping our streets safe from car burglars. Their efforts resulted in a number of arrests of suspects who were caught in the act. It's a theme you've heard from us many times; Lock Your Doors, Hide Your Valuables. Take a look at this video and see why this young burglar and his friends were out breaking into cars. #LockYourDoors

The strength and character of our country is rooted in our ability to endure during the worst of times. September 11, 2011, was indeed one of the worst times for our country. But, out of the ashes of tragedy, we witnessed some of the greatest acts of courage and strength; the true American Spirit on display for all the world to see. We will not forget those who died on this day 16 years ago.

Over the last three weekends Cedar Hill PD with the help of a grant from the Texas Deaprtment of Transportation placed extra officers on the street to arrest intoxicated drivers and hopefully deter them before they got behind the wheel. Overall we made 12 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated offenses. A big thank you to TxDOT for helping us keep our streets safe!

When you see this image, we can't help but be mindful of all of those who are about to be affected when it hits land. We've all watched as #Harvey has continued to strengthen throughout the day. We've seen the constant weather reports of just how much of an impact this storm may have and the potential devastation it could bring. Even here in the Dallas area, preparations are being made and resources are being gathered to assist our fellow Texans down south. It's pretty amazing, actually, to see what goes on behind the scenes; cities mobilizing, equipment headed south from the metroplex to stage and all that goes into disaster planning and shelter preparation. Tomorrow will be an intense day of further planning and mobilization for those areas that will be affected by #Harvey. To those first responders who must stay behind, we say thank you for your willingness to serve and your courage to stay behind in the toughest of circumstances. We pray for you, your families and communities and hope for the best possible outcome....

On 8-22-17 at 5:44am, our officers responded to a shots fired call in the 300 blk of Trees Dr. While responding, they were told that a subject had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who stated he was jogging when he was approached by a slender black male, 18-22 years of age, wearing a white tank top and a black cloth rag on his head. The subject demanded property from the victim and a confrontation between them resulted in the suspect shooting the victim. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas. The suspect fled the scene on foot after the shooting. A perimeter was set and a search for the subject began. The search included the use of K9 but was unsuccessful. Detectives remained at the scene to collect evidence and begin working to identify the suspect. This offense does appear to be a random incident with no known relationship between the victim and suspect. For this reason, we're asking residents to be mindful of their surroundings and look out for one another. Additionally, we are increasing our presence and visibility in the area. Video link: https://youtu.be/hGgp3j8v6so Anyone with information is asked to call the Cedar Hill Police Department at 972-291-5181.

On 8-21-17, our Detectives made an arrest in this case. They arrested Alvin P Warren (book-in photo in comments below) for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Mr Warren was booked into the DeSoto Jail on $75,000 bond. The victim in this case is still recovering from his injuries.

PLEASE SHARE We need your help identifying this armed robbery suspect. On Friday, August 18 this suspect entered the Valero located at 210 E. FM 1382 at approximately 2:31 am. He asked the clerk to make change and when the drawer was opened, he robbed her for the cash. Thankfully, no one was injured. The suspect fled the scene in a maroon Nissan Murano. If you know who this is, please contact Detective Allen immediately at 972-291-5181 x2548.

Say 'Hello' to Officer Brightmon who was sworn in earlier today as our newest police officer. Officer Brightmon's mother pinned his badge after he was sworn in and now begins his training. He comes to us with 12 years of experience with a nearby agency. Look for him in a neighborhood near you soon!

As Labor Day quickly approaches we will have additional officers on patrol focused on reducing the number of intoxicated drivers on the road. So remember if you're drinking don't drive. #drivesoberorgetpulledover #buzzeddrivingisdrunkdriving

UPDATE/ 8/17/2017 @ 2:45 Ms Dixon was located earlier today. She has been reunited with her family and is in good spirits/ health. Our thanks to everyone for sharing her information. *** Missing Person *** Please share We are currently searching for a missing elderly person, Mary Lucile Dixon 75 years of age. Ms. Dixon was last seen wearing a black/white sweater and black/white pants. She was wearing a blond haired wig. Ms. Dixon drives a blue 2004 Toyota Sienna mini van, Texas Temporary tag, 04G7285. Ms Dixon suffers from dementia and was last seen leaving a family member's residence the 7500 blk. of Cliff Creek Crossing in Dallas, TX on 8/14/2017 at approximately 8pm. She was reported missing to us earlier this afternoon. If you see Ms. Dixon, please contact 911 immediately. If you know where she is , please contact us at 972-291-5181. Unfortunately, Ms. Dixon does not qualify for a Silver Alert at this time.

We've had several inquiries throughout the day about the police activity on S. Clark Rd, early this morning. Below is the information we've released about the incident that caused the large presence of our officers including a Police K9 and helicopter. While we are working hard to identify the suspect in this offense, we do not believe this incident was random. At approximately 148 am Officers observed a vehicle resting up against a fence on the north side of the apartment complex located at 201 S Clark Rd. They also observed a subject running from the area. Believing the vehicle was involved in a crash, the officers drove into the complex to check on the occupants. The officers pulled into the complex and observed the same vehicle now driving toward the apartment complex exit. They initiated a stop and observed a victim exit the vehicle covered in blood. The officers discovered the victim had been shot in the face after an unknown altercation with the person who was seen fleeing the area on foot. As a result of the shooting, the victim, who was driving the vehicle at the time, accelerated and struck another vehicle before coming to rest against the fence. At the time of this release the suspect remains at large. He is described as a black male dressed in all black clothing. The victim is a 36 year old male who was transported to Methodist Central Hospital with serious injuries. The witness is cooperating with investigators to help identify the suspect. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Today, we said goodbye to Police Chief Phil Hambrick (Retired). He served as Chief in Cedar Hill from August of 1990 to July 1995. He was laid to rest in his hometown of Abilene, TX. We are so thankful to the Abilene Police Department Honor Guard for their assistance for paying respects to Chief Hambrick. Even though they lost one of their own officers yesterday, they still made time to pay tribute to one of ours. That's an incredible display of courage and commitment!