Barbara Hobbs

Barbara Hobbs retired as a Major of Police in special projects after serving 30 years with the Dallas Police Department.  She spent the majority of her investigative career as a detective, sergeant, and lieutenant in the narcotics division and served as the lieutenant over the homicide and special investigations units prior to being promoted to the appointed rank of major.  Barbara was one of the commanders assigned to oversee the investigation of the July 7, 2016, murder of five police officers in downtown Dallas.  She was then tasked with overseeing the restructuring of Dallas Animal Services following the discovery of systemic internal problems impacting public safety and animal welfare.  Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science in education before joining her father among the ranks of the Dallas Police Department, proving law enforcement and public service to be in her blood.

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Areas of Expertise

Leadership in Law Enforcement

Narcotics Investigations

Police Training

Homicide Investigations