The Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF) began its enforcement operations in March of 2016 with the goal to sharply decrease offenses in targeted areas by providing a strong officer presence. On March 23, 2016, the Property Crime Task Force (PCTF) was created to address the rising property crime offenses that impact Dallas neighborhoods. In April of 2016, the Narcotics Division’s Drug House Task Force (DHTF) began its enforcement operations to address citizen complaints regarding drug sales in their communities.
As of June 2016, the overall violent crime rate in the city has been cut down from 29.9% to 11.34%.
For the week of June 2 to June 9, the Violent Crime Task Force made 41 arrests, answered 255 calls for service, seized five guns and recovered two stolen vehicles. During the same week, the Property Crime Task Force made 29 arrests, answered 100 calls for service and recovered two stolen vehicles. Last week, the Drug House Task Force investigated 201 complaints, closed 57 complaints, made 14 felony arrests, and confiscated four Kilos of illegal drugs.
On March 7th we enhanced our community engagement efforts by implementing foot patrols in high crime areas. These efforts brought our officers out of their vehicles and into the neighborhoods, providing the opportunity for more interaction between the citizens and our officers. For the week of June 2 to June 9, 88 Dallas Police officers performed foot patrols in various areas throughout Dallas. Each patrol division’s Neighborhood Police Officers also perform daily foot patrols in various areas throughout their divisions.
To stay informed on the enforcement actions executed by the officers assigned to the various task forces, you can follow them on Twitter @DallasPDVCTF.
In addition, if you have any information regarding a crime that has been committed or information about a subject that has committed a crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).