In 1983, President Dick Hickman wanted to revive “The Choirboys”, a chorus of Dallas Police Officers who would sing Christmas carols to groups of children and the elderly during the holidays in the 1930s. An appeal went out to the members of the Dallas Police Association for volunteers to participate. Dan Whittington, Crista Walker and Dan Carpenter met and formed the Dallas Police Choir in 1983. Their goal was not to just sing Christmas carols during the holiday season but to create a professional chorus of Dallas Police Officers.
Celebrating The choir’s original members were Dan Whittington, Dan Carpenter, Crista Walker, Gene Hagen, Bill Humphrey, Deb Meloncon, Kathy Wolf, Chuck Layer, Wes Mikel, Rodney Seitz, Bill Moser, Grant Richardson and Rick Andrews.
The Dallas Police Choir, under the sponsorship of the Dallas Police Association, held its first rehearsal at the DPA Meeting Hall at 2108 Jackson Street, Dallas, Texas on February 7, 1984. The Dallas Police Choir made its first debut performance on April 4, 1984 to Dallas Police Chief Billy Prince, his Assistant and Deputy Chiefs, and to the Dallas City Manager and his staff.
The Dallas Police Association sponsored the Dallas Police Choir for several years enabling the Choir to travel abroad as they presented a different image of law enforcement. Eventually, the funding and operations of the Dallas Police Choir were assumed by the Dallas Police Department.