DALLAS (CBSDFW) – The North Texas town of Sunnyvale is now under patrol of their very own police department.

For decades, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office provided law enforcement to the community.

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“While this is a bittersweet moment, this is a sign of growth and progress for the Town of Sunnyvale,” said Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown.

The new police department is led by Chief Andrew Hawkes.

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Since it’s just starting up, residents who call 911 will be transferred to the Seagoville Police Department dispatch center.

 

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