Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) is proud to announce a key addition to our leadership team, former Dallas Police Sergeant Albert Sanchez, continuing our commitment to public safety. In his new role, Sanchez will lead field operations and identify best practices and procedures for our Downtown Safety Patrol and homeless outreach initiatives, as well as interact with all Downtown stakeholders and law enforcement agencies on cooperative field strategies. Sanchez has started very energetically by evaluating both the Safety Patrol and homeless outreach programs and will lead next month’s roll out of extended hours for the Safety Patrol as well as implement new deployment strategies to meet the needs of our existing and soon-to-be-open Downtown parks.
“I am thrilled and honored to join the DDI team and bring my expertise in Public Safety to Downtown Dallas. I look forward to collaborating with our local law enforcement agencies, security personnel, homeless service providers and citizens who live, work or visit Downtown,” said Sanchez. “Having Albert on our team is a real win for DDI, as it elevates our expertise and focus on our top priority; keeping Downtown a safe and clean place to live, raise kids, go to work and visit,” said DDI President and CEO Kourtny Garrett. “And with his experience and leadership, both in law enforcement and in the private sector, we are excited to see how his insight will better our organization as a whole.”
Sanchez is a seasoned management professional who graduated from Western Governor’s University and is currently a Texas Wesleyan University MBA Candidate. For the past decade, he worked his way up the ranks of the Dallas Police Department, starting as an officer, then Senior Corporal, then Sergeant. He worked in the Internal Affairs Division and the Public Integrity Unit as a supervisor. In his time, he developed a new internal process that was presented to and approved by the Executive Command Staff, which impacted more than 3,000 officers. Sanchez also has experience with Public Improvement Districts, having managed and reconfigured Uptown Dallas’s public safety program and developed the public safety program for the University Crossing Public Improvement District.