‘A Enormous Honor’
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) Cedar Hill ISD Police Chief James Hawthorne was honored to obtain the Chief Don Stafford Legislation Enforcement Award on the forty sixth Annual Elite Information Awards Night time final month in Dallas.
“Receiving an award is particular as a result of individuals took day trip of their day to acknowledge you, and that’s humbling,” Hawthorne stated. “You hope you’ll be able to stay as much as the expectations of the individuals who selected to award you.”
Hawthorne joined CHISD-PD in 2016, after 28 years of service with the Arlington Police Department the place he retired as assistant chief.
The award is called in honor of Don Stafford, who was the 14th African American to be employed as a Dallas Police Department Officer. Stafford turned the primary African American promoted to lieutenant with the division and retired as an Assistant Chief within the Nineteen Eighties.
As Stafford was concluding his regulation enforcement profession in Dallas, Hawthorne was on the opposite aspect of the Metroplex simply starting his journey. Hawthorne grew up in Fort Value and graduated from the College of Texas-Arlington (UTA).
“It’s an enormous honor,” Hawthorne stated. “We now have enormous shoulders that we’re standing on. It’s good to be acknowledged, however we now have to proceed to do the work to proceed to open doorways and to provide them higher entry to succeed in even higher heights.”
Hawthorne credit the CHISD-PD officers and workers with making the Stafford Award honor potential, and for his or her work in “relational policing.”
“On the finish of the day, it’s all about relationships and our service to the neighborhood,” Hawthorne stated.
Hawthorne teaches a police intelligence course at Southern Methodist College and a felony analysis class at his alma mater, UTA. He graduated from the FBI Nationwide Academy in Quantico, Virginia.