Crime Prevention (P.A.C.T)

Police And Community Team
The Police and Community Team (P.A.C.T.) Unit is comprised of four officers and one sergeant who engage in crime prevention and problem solving activities in the community.  The P.A.C.T. Unit is commanded by Lt. Colin Chenault (Email).  Each of the unit members is assigned to a patrol beat and works closely with other units within the police department to address crime concerns.  Further, these officers work with Crime Watch groups, community groups and citizens to assist in providing information, crime prevention techniques and resolving community crime concerns.

Utilize our online Action Request Form to report issues and concerns.

Currently, the police department has five patrol beats.  Each beat also has a P.A.C.T. officer assigned to work with community members.  See the Beat Map to determine your beat.


Youth Summit On The Hill

Brought to you by the Cedar Hill Police and Fire Departments, this is a free, three day event for kids ages 8-17 held at the Allen E. Sims Recreation Center June 14-16, 2016 from 10am to 2pm.  Registration is required and the number of participants is limited.

Participants will hear presentations about; texting and driving, the juvenile justice system, peer pressure, bullying, fire extinguisher training, a jaws of life demonstration, and much more.  For more information, contact Officer Tammie Cooper at 972.291.5181 ext. 2192 Email 

Click here for registration packet.



In May 2013, the Cedar Hill Police Department partnered with to launch a social media forum for neighborhoods.  We use Nextdoor to keep your family informed of crime alerts, neighborhood watch meetings and information specific to your neighborhood.  Click here to visit the website.  Sign up for free and get connected to your neighbors today!

In July 2014 we launched our Facebook page as a way to help us communicate with the growing part of our community who interact on social media. Using Facebook, we're able to show our community who we are, what we do, and give a 'behind the scenes' view of what policing with our community is all about.  Join the conversation today!

In September 2014 we went live on Twitter.  Twitter allows us to get information out to our community which may have an immediate effect on travel, roadway, weather, or other events in and around Cedar Hill.  Follow us today @CedarHillPolice

In 2015 we started using Instagram as another way to connect with our community.  Follow us today @CedarHillPolice

Be sure to check out our in-house produced videos on our YouTube Channel!

*Our social media platforms are not monitored 24hrs a day so please don't use them to report issues requiring police assistance.  If you need us but do not have an emergency, please call 972.223.6111.

Sgt. Norman Hammel

Sergeant Norman Hammel will be assigned to the P.A.C.T. Unit very soon!

Contact Sgt. Hammel  972.291.5181 ext.2141

Cpl. Juan Herrera - Beat 3
Cpl. Juan Herrera

   Corporal Juan Herrera has been with the Cedar Hill Police Department since 1997. Corporal Herrera was promoted to his current rank in 2011 and is assigned to the P.A.C.T. / Community Service Unit. He has additional experience in the patrol and criminal investigation units. 
    Corporal Herrera holds an Advanced Police Officer and Instructor certifications with TCOLE. 
    Corporal Juan Herrera has served in the Bike Unit, Emergency Response Team, and as a Field Training Officer. He is a member of the Cedar HIll Police Department Honor Guard, Firearms Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, Armorer, and Reality Based Training Instructor.

Contact Cpl. Herrera  972.291.5181 ext. 2104  Email

Officer Lawrence Byrd - Beat 2
Officer Lawrence Byrd

 Officer Byrd has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Starting in 1981 with the Beaumont Police Department. He has also worked with the University Park Police and Cedar Hill Independent School District Police before joining the Cedar Hill Police Department in 2007.
    Officer Byrd is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T. / Community Services Unit.
Officer Byrd holds a Master Peace Officer License and certifications as a TCOLE Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Crime Prevention Specialist. 
    Officer Byrd serves as a “Big” with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program. He has served as a board member for the Texas Boys and Girls Club and the Child Care Group of Dallas.

Contact Officer Byrd  972.291.5181 ext. 2206  Email

Officer Tammie Cooper - Beat 4
Officer Tammie Cooper

  Officer Tammie Cooper started her Law enforcement career with the Dallas County Sheriff Dept as a Jailer from 2002-2006. Officer Cooper became a Cedar Hill Police Officer in February 2006 and is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T / Community Service Unit.
    Officer Cooper holds an Intermediate Police Officer License, Crime Prevention Specialist Certification and CPTED Certification (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design). Officer Cooper is the coordinator of the Cedar Hill Youth Graffiti Abatement program and she's a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Impact Cedar Hill and the Cedar Hill Action Team. 
    Officer Cooper also serves as a member of the Cedar Hill Police Department Honor Guard.

Contact Officer Cooper 972.291.5181 ext.2192  Email

Officer Roy Rodriguez - Beat 1

 Officer Roy Rodriguez has served with the Cedar Hill Police Department since 2004. He is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T. / Community Service Division. Officer Rodriguez has served as a Patrolman and Detective (Sex Offender Compliance Officer). 
    Officer Rodriguez holds an  Advanced Police Officer certification and Instructor Certificate with TCOLE, Certified Crime Prevention Specialist (CCPS), and is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). 
    In 2005, Officer Rodriguez was awarded the Cedar Hill Police Department Rookie of the Year award.

Contact Officer Rodriguez  972.291.5181 ext.2178  Email

Officer Ann McSwain - Beat 5

Officer McSwain has served with the Cedar Hill Police Department since 2007.  She is currently assigned to the P.A.C.T. unit in Beat 5 or more commonly known as the business district.  Officer McSwain serves as the central business liaison which includes Hillside Village and the Old Down Town area.
Officer McSwain holds an Advanced Peace Officer license and is pursing certification as a Crime Prevention Specialist.  She was awarded the Rookie of the Year in 2008 and Officer of the Year in 2013.

Contact Officer McSwain at 972.291.5181 ext.2511 Email