The Dallas Police Department’s Northeast Patrol Division is recognized city-wide as the Crime Watch Capital of the World. On April 18, 2017, this proud patrol division hosted its Fourth Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony for it’s great community.
The Annual Volunteer Recognition event has grown so much over the years that it was moved to a larger venue for 2017. In 2016, “The Taste of Northeast” was added to the recognition ceremony. The Taste of Northeast is a group of restaurants in the northeast area that come together to offer a taste of their food to the public for FREE. It is anticipated that 20 restaurants will take part in the event. The ceremony averages about 200 citizens each year, which includes over 40 neighborhoods and apartment communities within the Northeast Patrol Division. We all come together to support safer communities and promote productive relationships between the Dallas Police Department and the communities we serve. During the event, the “Volunteer of the Year, VIP (Volunteer of the Year) of the Year, VIP Group of the Year, Multi-Family Person of the Year, and HOA/ Crime Watch Group of the Year” were recognized and each were presented with an award. All recipients were nominated by their peers, and the winners were decided by a committee of citizens and police officers.
Ten companies and individuals from the area were also recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for their support. According to Police Officer Bervin Smith, “The night is dedicated to honoring and recognizing those citizens from The Northeast Division who volunteer in the community and make us who we are…… THE CRIME WATCH CAPITAL of the WORLD.”