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The People Behind Dallas County: Cynthia Armendariz

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Cynthia Armendariz is an Inventory Control Specialist in the Facilities Management Department.  Explain your specific role at Dallas County.  As an inventory control specialist, I ensure that I order, stock and distribute the proper items for the various county detention facilities and provide our frontline

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The People Behind Dallas County: Jacob Ballard

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Jacob Ballard is a Marshal in the Marshal Service / Building Security Department.  Explain your specific role at Dallas County.  I am a Dallas County Marshal whose responsibilities include protecting and serving Dallas County citizens and employees, investigating suspicious activities, apprehending criminal offenders and assisting

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The People Behind Dallas County: Michael Barber

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Michael Barber is an Assistant Fire Marshal in the Fire Marshal’s Office and Interim Director of the Department of Unincorporated Area Services (DUAS). According to Dallas County Fire Marshal Robert De Los Santos, Michael Barber is a “phenomenal” addition to the Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office. Michael first joined

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Construction Progresses on Dallas County’s New Oak Cliff Government Center

In June 2020, project general contractor Ryan Companies began construction of Dallas County’s new Oak Cliff Government Center located at 702 East Jefferson Blvd. The two-story, 43,000-square-foot and LEED-certified building is intended to provide a much-needed update to County services in District 4 and surrounding areas. The new government center will house the Dallas County Justice of the Peace, Truancy, Constable and Tax departments. To

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Juvenile Department implements new COVID-19 work-safety protocols

The Dallas County Juvenile Department implemented a variety of protocols to keep staff and students safe while operating during the coronavirus pandemic. The department requires employees to complete health-screening questionnaires and temperature checks daily and installed informative signage on all relevant office sites. Additionally, the department lowered the occupancy capacities of its offices and staggered employees’ work schedules. “The health

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County department’s nuisance enforcement and patrol efforts making a difference

The nuisance enforcement and patrol efforts of the Department of Unincorporated Area Services (DUAS) are contributing to cleaner communities and better-informed property owners. For example, a site that was used as a dumping ground for construction materials is now clean. Nuisance Abatement Officer Mary Walton used a credit card receipt located among debris on the site to track down the property owner. On

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Dallas County Fire Marshal department addresses vehicle-salvage business violations

The Dallas County Fire Marshal department partnered with the Dallas Police Department to address outstanding vehicle-salvage business violations. This cooperative effort was in response to a growing need to serve businesses located in jurisdictional gray areas.   The Dallas Police Department enlisted its auto theft, code enforcement and fire-rescue inspection divisions and abatement and community prosecution teams to work alongside its

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The People Behind Dallas County: Lynn Pride Richardson

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Lynn Pride Richardson is the Chief Public Defender in the Public Defender’s Office. Explain your specific role at the County. As Chief Public Defender, my role as a Dallas County Department Head is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the largest and

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