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Oak Cliff constitutes a significant portion of the City of Dallas — the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest city in the country. The City operates under the city manager/city council form of government, which is led by a 15-member City Council. The council is composed of 14 members, elected at large from single-member districts, and the mayor, who is elected by the entire city. Currently, eight council districts oversee portions of the Oak Cliff community.

The City maintains two service centers and police operations bureaus in Oak Cliff, as well as its Municipal Center, which houses several City departments and is the primary permitting site for the City of Dallas. An enhanced 911 system has been in place for several years, serving the area’s police, fire and medical emergency needs. The City has also incorporated a 311 system, designed to give citizens easy access to City government in order to report emergencies that are not life threatening in nature. The City is a national leader when it comes to implementing interactive community policing initiatives, and has both mobile police and permanent police storefront operations conveniently located throughout Dallas — including several in Oak Cliff.

Dallas County government is led by the Commissioner’s Court, a governing body consisting of the County Judge (elected at-large) and the four-member County Commissioners (elected from each district). The County maintains a sub courthouse in North Oak Cliff, as well as two additional offices for area Justices of the Peace and Constables.City of Dallas

Quick Reference

• City Hall
1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX 72501
(214) 670-4054
www.dallascityhall.com

• Mayor
Mike Rawlings
City Hall, Room 5EN
F: (214) 670-0646

• City Manager
Mary K. Suhm
City Hall, Room 4EN
P: (214) 670-3297

• City Council
District 1 Scott Griggs
City Hall, Room 5FN
P: (214) 670-0776 F: (214) 670-5117

• District 2
Adam Medrano
City Hall, Room 5EN
P: (214) 670-4048 F: (214) 670-3409

• District 3
Vonciel Jones Hill
City Hall, Room 5FS
P: (214) 670-0777 F: (214) 670-5117

• District 4
Dwaine R. Caraway
City Hall, Room 5FN
P: (214) 670-0781 F: (214) 670-5117

• District 5
Rick Callahan
City Hall, Room 5FN
P: (214) 670-4052 F: (214) 670-5117

• District 6
Monica R. Alonzo, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem
City Hall, Room 5FS
P: (214) 670-4199 F: (214) 670-5115

• District 7
Carolyn R. Davis
City Hall, Room 5FS
P: (214) 670-4689 F: (214) 670-5117

• District 8
Tennell Atkins, Mayor Pro Tem
City Hall, Room 5FN
P: (214) 670-4066 F: (214) 670-5117

• Police Department
Jack Evans Police Headquarters
David O. Brown, Chief of Police
1400 S. Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215
P: (214) 671-3001

• Southwest Patrol Division
Gilberto Garza, Deputy Chief
230 W. Illinois Ave. Dallas, TX 75211
P: (214) 670-7464

• Fire-Rescue Department
Louie Bright, III., Fire Chief
City Hall, Room 7A South Dallas, TX 75201
P: (214) 670-5466 F: (214) 670-4564

• Board of Education
Mike Miles, Superintendent of Schools (DISD)
3700 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75204
P: (972) 925-3700 F: (972) 925-5555

Dallas County

• Administration Office
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
P: (214) 653-7011
www.dallascounty.org

• Commissioners
Clay Jenkins, County Judge, Commissioner’s Court
Administration Office, 2nd Floor 411 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75202
P: (214) 653-7949

• District 3
John Wiley Price
1506 E. Langdon Rd. Dallas, TX 75216
P: (214) 653-6671 F: (214) 653-7057

• District 4
Dr. Elba Garcia Administration Office
411 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75202
P: (214) 653-6670

• County Clerk
John F. Warren
Records Building, 2nd Floor
509 Main St., Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75202
P: (214) 653-7099 F: (214) 653-7176

• Tax Assessor/Collector
John R. Ames
Records Building
500 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75202
P: (214) 653-7811 F: (214) 653-7887

• County Treasurer
Joe Wells
Records Building
509 Main St., Suite 303 Dallas, TX 75202
P: (214) 653-7321 F: (214) 653-7705

• County Sheriff
Lupe Valdez
Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N. Riverfront Blvd., LB 31, 1st Floor Dallas, TX 75207
P: (214) 653-3450 F: (214) 653-3420

• District Attorney
Craig Watkins
Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N. Riverfront Blvd., LB 19 Dallas, TX 75207
P: (214) 653-3600 F: (214) 653-5774

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