Today, the Dallas Police Department and the Criminal Justice Department (CJD) hosted its first Project Safe Neighborhood Community Unity Festival at Tasby Middle School, 7001 Fair Oaks Avenue. Project Safe Neighborhood is a two year crime initiative put forth by DPD and the Criminal Justice Department with a mission to reduce crime throughout the city of Dallas. This initiative has a two-pronged strategy. The first approach is the enforcement piece where DPD and CJD target high crime neighborhoods with a strong police presence and making various arrests for criminal activity and serving multiple warrants. Part two of the initiative is to follow-up the targeted area with a community event to enhance the quality of life for the people in that affected area.
After months of crime fighting in the Five Point area, the Dallas Police Department and the Criminal Justice Department celebrated with members of the community at the Unity Festival. The festival brought out hundreds from the High Point community to partake in the free food, bounce houses, sporting activities, and live music. There were lots of smiles young and old to be seen throughout the event. Another crucial part of this quality of life initiative were the vendors who were there to provide job opportunities, legal assistance, and the free health screening. There were also free giveaways and raffles, to include a 55’ HD 4K TV.
Project Safe Neighborhood covered it all, from crime fighting to community engagement. We want to thank the Criminal Justice Department and most of all the community for this partnership that has truly changed lives. #OneCommunity #OneDallas #OneLove.