The Caruth Police Institute (CPI) has been approved to bring the ABLE training program to the Dallas Police Department starting in February of this year. ABLE or Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement is a national training program that provides practical active bystandership strategies and tactics to law enforcement officers to help reduce mistakes.
The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) continue to partner and offer support for families in need. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create extremely difficult health and economic challenges throughout Texas. Many UNT Dallas neighboring communities have been hard-hit by illness and unemployment and still need support.
The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) has been selected, by State Senator Royce West, to manage the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program. The program transitioned from the Office of Senator West to UNT Dallas in December. The application window for the 2021 Class of the Conrad Program is open Dec. 7, 2020 – Jan. 4, 2021.
Texas opened early voting on Tuesday, October 13. Although this early voting was extended to accommodate turnout in light of the special circumstances, Governor Abbott refused to expand who was allowed to vote by mail. More recently, he limited the number of boxes for voters to deliver mail-in ball to one per county.
For the past few weeks, the university has conducted student surveys, polled employees and followed the progression of COVID-19 cases throughout Dallas county. Based on this information, the university will continue to operate in a safety-first mode and will offer Spring 2021 courses in a virtual learning format.