Dallas Police Chief and Lake Highlands resident Renee Hall

Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall returns to duty on Aug. 26. Hall was on leave for a “major surgery” which was kept private and ominous.

The details of her medical leave are under wraps, but it was announced that Hall will be focusing on projects and initiatives upon her return.

“To ensure the success of her return while she continues to recover, I have encouraged the chief to be limited in her external activities and public appearances for the next few weeks,” City Manager T.C. Broadnax says in a statement. “She will use this time to re-acclimate to the many projects and initiatives currently underway in the department.”

Hall, who lives in Lake Highlands, took leave July 10, amid one of the city’s worst years for violent crime.