Citizens Police Advisory Committee

The City Council has determined that appointing a Citizens Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) will increase transparency and community input in policing policies, and will promote and enhance citizen understanding, communication, and cooperation between the DeSoto Police Department (DPD) and the community.

Overview
  • Comprised of eleven members: seven Committee members shall be appointed by the City Council; two Committee members shall be appointed by DeSoto Police and Clergy (DPAC); and two student Committee members shall be appointed by DeSoto ISD (DISD).
  • Committee members are appointed for a term of two years, with five members rotating off CPAC each odd-numbered year and six members rotating off CPAC each even-numbered year.
Purpose
  • To work together with the Chief of Police, or their designee, and the Internal Affairs Sergeant, to develop a more transparent police department.
  • Be involved in and review and assist in the decision making process of improving the DeSoto Police Department’s policies and procedures.
  • Perform other advisory tasks as the City Council may from time to time direct.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Become familiar with DPD’s polices and procedures.
  • Gathering, evaluating and discussing all information relative to specific uses of force incidents.
  • Identifying policing issues suitable for further review as requested by the Chief of Police or City Council.
  • Recommending changes in the DPD’s polices and Procedures as needed.

If you have a question or concern regarding DeSoto Police Department’s policies or procedures that you would like the Committee to consider, you may complete the form accessed via the link below.

Submit a question or comment to the CPAC here

Meeting schedule
The Committee shall meet on a monthly basis.  A quorum of the Committee shall be six (6) members.

Staff representative
Sgt. Bryan Ziegler
469.658.3000
bziegler@desototexas.gov

Council representative
Councilmember Crystal Chism
817.600.7689
cchism@desototexas.gov

Members
Tiffani Martin
Place 1
Initial Appointment:09/20
Term Expires: 9/24

Michael Delaney
Place 2
*Initial Appointment: 09/23
Term Expires: 09/25

Entaune Tyson
Place 3
*Initial Appointment: 6/21
Term Expires: 09/25

Joe DeCorte
Place 4
Initial Appointment: 
Term Expires: 9/25

Tongee Flemming
Place 5
Initial Appointment: 09/20
Term Expires: 9/24

Hope Stevens
Place 6
*Initial Appointment: 6/21
Term Expires: 09/24

Omer Arfeen Siddiqui 
Place 7
Initial Appointment: 11/23
Term Expires: 9/25


William Carden

Student Representative
Initial Appointment: 2/24

Jadon Nunn
Student Representative
Initial Appointment: 2/24


Myra Rand
DeSoto Police, Clergy and Community
Initial Appointment: 11/23

John Davis
DeSoto Police, Clergy and Community
Initial Appointment: 02/21



2024

06/24/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/06/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/22/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/25/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
02/26/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
01/22/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
2023

09/25/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
08/28/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
07/24/23 Regular Meeting / Revised Meeting Agenda More...
06/26/23 Regular Meeting  / Revised meeting Agenda More...
05/22/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/24/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/27/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
02/27/23 Cancelled Meeting Agenda
01/23/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
2022

12/05/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
10/24/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
09/26/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
07/25/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
06/27/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/23/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/25/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/28/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
02/28/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
01/24/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
2021

11/29/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
10/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
09/27/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
08/23/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
07/26/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
06/28/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/24/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/26/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/01/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
02/01/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
01/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda