Renée Hall is a respected thought leader who is recognized for her 21st Century Policing Leadership Experience. She served most recently as chief of police for the Dallas Police Department, leading a 4,000-member, $500 million dollar law enforcement agency through proven 21st century best practice strategies. She is most recognized for technology innovation, data driven decision making, community outreach, officer wellness and creating department reform and accountability designed to reduce crime and modernize the effectiveness of the city’s police force.
Hall was the first woman to ever lead the Dallas Police Department, and one of only a very few African American women to serve as police chief nationwide. She oversaw the department during one of the most challenging, unprecedented, and tumultuous times in modern history. She led through the difficult COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns in early 2020 and steered the department through Dallas’s portion of the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the killing of Mr. George Floyd, by police. Prior to leading in Dallas, Renee’ spent nearly 20 years in the Detroit Police Department in a series of increasingly responsible roles, beginning as a police officer and culminating as the department’s deputy chief of police.
Hall is the Founder and CEO of TUU Enterprises, LLC., Law Enforcement Consultancy Firm. She provides assessments of police departments for areas of potential improvement in their policies and procedures, to avoid unnecessary risks and reduce negative outcomes. She also provides strategic recommendations and ideas for modernization and paths in policing that better unite police agencies with the communities they serve.
Reneè is a Harvard University Fellow of the 2022 Advanced Leadership Initiative. She currently serves as a Senior Editor of the Harvard Social Impact Review. Renee’ has developed, in collaboration with Harvard professional schools and academic departments, a comprehensive program that provides intergenerational employment, increases literacy, and creates opportunities for wealth building through financial education and training. The program also addresses the intersection between law enforcement and economic inequalities in communities of color. Hall, in partnership with Saul Glick, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School and London Metropolitan Police Officer, have launched “Police for America.” An 8-week pre-police academy that will prepare recruits to challenge the status quo of policing culture through Ivy League academic training, leadership, organizational management/ development, and mentorship.
Additionally, Reneè is a Senior Fellow with Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm, where she assists in finding innovative organizations providing social impact through social justice, transparency, and accountability, to provide funding. Reneè earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University, as well as two Master of Science degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy in Security Administration and Intelligence Analysis, respectively. She is also a graduate of the 262nd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the Major Cities Police Chief’s Association Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI).
Hall is currently the National 2nd Vice President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). She is a member International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Committee, The International Women’s Forum (IWF), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,