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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several agencies including the Dallas Police and Dallas County Sheriff’s, met Tuesday to discuss the rising crime rate in the city.

Last week, Chief David Brown presented some staggering crime numbers to the city council that including an 86 percent increase in the murder rate.

The meeting aimed to curb the rising violent crime. Sheriff Lupe Valdez said it’s the first of several planned meetings.

“We’re all in this together. In every major situation, we all help each other. Whether it be in warrants or foot patrols, we’re going to try to help each other,” said Valdez.

One idea Valdez proposed was more warrant roundups. “We are going to work together to saturate a high crime area in a show of strength, so that we can bring that crime rate down,” he said.

All four Dallas police unions have said they have lost faith in Brown to lead the department. The Black Police Officers Association said they cannot support Brown moving forward.

Chief Brown did not attend Tuesday’s meeting.

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