Southeast Patrol’s Summer Crime Initiative

In order to address concerns from the community, members of the Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative by targeting specifics areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in offenses.  From June 4 through August 6, 2018, this operation will utilize various Departmental resources to prevent and deter the commission of violent offenses, with an emphasis on reducing murders, non-family violence aggravated assaults, individual and business robberies, as well as deterring narcotics activity and gang violence within the specified area below.  

For the duration of this initiative, the community will see an increased officer presence in the targeted area, with increased enforcement action when applicable.  The effectiveness of this operational plan will be measured by the resulting decrease in the number of violent offenses committed. A daily review will be used to determine the efficiency of the resources and/or need for change in tactics.  Below is the enforcement activity for the week of June 4th to June 12th.


  • Calls for service: 68
  • Investigative and Felony Arrests: 35
  • Executed Felony and Misdemeanor Warrants: 15
  • 311 Service Calls: 40
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 29
  • Drug Complaint checks: 28
  • Recovered Stolen Vehicle(s): 1

Foot Patrols were performed on the following dates:

  • June 6, 2018 7728 Great Trinity Forest
  • June 7, 2018 8003 Rothington 
  • June 8, 2018 (Assisted Code Compliance with Clean up)
  • June 9, 2018 8039 Chariot

K-9 & Central Patrol Division “Chief on the Beat”

On Saturday April 7, 2018, the K-9 and Central Patrol Division hosted it’s very own ”Chief on the Beat” Health and Safety Fair. However, this one had a twist. This edition included your doggies as special guests.  People lined the front entrance to get free rabies vaccinations for their pups. On the inside there was live music, line dancing, and health care providers introducing and providing services all for free for those in attendance. Please enjoy the posted photos from this weekend’s event.

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“Chief on the Beat” is one of the most successful community engagement events for the Dallas Police Department. If you would like to attend our next event please follow us @DallasPD on Twitter for future “Chief on the Beat” information.


1st Annual 2017 City Wide Apartment Owners and Managers Meeting

The Dallas Police Department was proud to host the first annual City Wide Apartment Owners and Managers Meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Fair Park. The meeting allowed the city’s apartment owners and managers to speak with representatives from the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire Department, Dallas Code Enforcement, City attorneys, and the City of Dallas RISK program. 

The Nuisance RISK Property Team works with apartment owners and managers to combat public nuisances. The program is designed to eliminate criminal nuisances by compelling uncooperative property owners to assist in the abatement of these nuisances. Forging a vested partnership with property owners is critical in making every community safe. The ultimate goal of the Nuisance RISK Property Team is to eliminate criminal nuisances and to revitalize neighborhoods that are safer and cleaner places to live, work, and visit. 

We would like to thank all of the apartment owners and managers who took the time to attend today’s event. Keeping our community safe is a shared responsibility and we couldn’t do it without you! 

Blue on the Block

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Over the weekend, September 16, 2017, Chief Renee Hall was a guest panelist on a forum moderated by Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson. The event was called Blue on the Block which was held at the Potters House Church on Kiest Boulevard.  Blue on the Block is a community-based forum which brought together three of the Dallas area top law enforcement officials as well as notable Dallas stakeholders, all on a stage together to discuss law enforcement and community relations.  The panel consisted of Chief Hall, Bishop T.D. Jakes (pastor of the Potters House Church), Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and defense attorney Toby Shook.

The panelist discussed various topics including community relations, fairness in the legal system, drug use in the city, and police accountability. One highlight of the event came during the discussion of community relations. Chief Hall talked about bringing the community to the table by creating advisory boards to advise on any necessary adjustments protocol to ensure we are going in the right direction as a whole.  Chief Hall backed that up by stating, “Talk is cheap until you put some work behind it.”  The audience applauded.

The panelist all agreed on continuing their efforts to ensure relationship building and a safer Dallas.  At the events conclusion, one thing was certain, both the panelists and the community appeared ready to work in partnership to make Dallas a better place to live, work and visit. 


Community Meetings Held in South Dallas

The Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit will be hosting community meetings at various locations to discuss the unsolved murders in that specific geographical area.  The purpose of these meetings is to build relationships and foster trust within these communities, and to provide an educational component that explains the process of a murder investigation.  In addition, detectives will emphasize the importance of community involvement by residents and explain why it is crucial for citizens to have an active role and interest in the incidents that occur in their neighborhoods.   Subsequently, opening the communication lines will assist Homicide Detectives in solving cases, therefore creating safer neighborhoods.  There will be a time set aside for questions and answers; the dates, times, and locations are as follows:

Southeast Dallas Area – 2525 Pine Street at the Recreation Center – August 24, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The cases to be discussed are below:

December 11, 2016 – Andrew Smith B/M/61

January 3, 2017 – Tiera La Charles Kinnard B/M/31 – 3303 Pine Street

March 16, 2017 – Debra Ann Williams B/F/56 – 2428 Birmingham Avenue 

April 7, 2017 – Daniel Green B/M/36 – 2906 Holmes Street

May 14, 2017 – Darieon Merchant B/M/26 – Elsie Faye Higgins and Malcolm X

South Central Dallas Area – 4014 South Lancaster – August 29, 2017 6:00 p.m.

The cases to be discussed are below:

April 28, 2017 – Antoine Demond White B/M/38 – 1800 Kingsley Drive

April 28, 2017 – Brandon Freeman B/M/36 – 3722 Golden Hills

July 15, 2017 – Traytonio King B/M/39 – 706 Emberwood

July 31, 2017 – Dyandre Bowen B/M/36 – 5000 Veterans Drive

August 3, 2017 – Thomas Earl Dabney B/M/59 and Jared Dylamarc McKnight B/M/30 – 3215 Morgan Drive

Click It or Ticket: May 22 – June 4

Upated Post: May 10, 2017

The Dallas Police Department has concluded its Memorial Day Click It or Ticket Grant Wave which ran during the enforcement period of Monday, May 22nd -Sunday, June 4th .   The results were  1864 seat belt citations, 185 child safety seat citations and, 302 other citations.

The Dallas Police Department will continue working hard to enforce the seat belt laws to reduce the number of serious injuries & fatalities.  Regardless of your age, gender, time of day, it takes about two seconds to buckle up.

Click It or Ticket

Original Post: May 03, 2017 @ 12:03 p.m.

The Dallas Police Department is proud to support the 15th annual Click It or Ticket campaign by urging our citizens to buckle up. Last year in the City of Dallas, 43 people were killed in traffic crashes who were not wearing seat belts and an additional 137 people were seriously injured. 

The Click It or Ticket campaign is all about saving lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the Click It or Ticket initiative has saved 5,068 lives and prevented 86,359 serious injuries since 2002. Just in 2016 alone, there were 2,580 crashes in Texas in which unbuckled people sustained fatal or serious injuries. 

In Texas, the law requires everyone in a vehicle to wear a seat belt and children under 8 years old are required to be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches. 

Buckling up is a no brainer and it is the #1 way to avoid being killed or seriously injured in a crash. Police departments all over the nation will be stepping up their efforts to enforce seat belt violations from May 22 to June 4. Always buckle your seat belt. Because if you don’t, you can count on one of us to remind you.

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The Torch of Hope

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On Friday, May 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., Chief Pughes, Chief Stokes and Chief Tittle joined members of the Dallas Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. They observed a moment of silence before the run in honor of fallen officers. The run began at the University of Texas at Arlington’s KC Dorm and ended at the Maverick Stadium. They were cheered on by students, Special Olympics Athletes and their families. 

After the run, a presentation was given to thank the sponsors and volunteers that make the Special Olympics games possible. Deborah Joseph, a Dallas Police Department employee, has been volunteering for the Special Olympics for 20 years and was recently awarded the Unsung Hero award from the Special Olympics.




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On Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., members of the Dallas Police Department set out on a mission. This was not one of enforcement, but awareness. Several department members ran on behalf of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, while carrying The Torch of Hope.  The run began at Dallas Police Headquarters and ended in the middle of Southern Methodist University campus. “The run was to bring awareness to the Special Olympics and what it stands for,” said Sergeant Thomas Sible. During the run, participants ran passed several elementary schools to give high fives to students along the route.  The schools the runners passed along the way were holding penny drives to collect money for Special Olympics and the participants made sure to thank them for their support.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics was started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, and is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world.  Law enforcement officers throughout the world carry the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of their communities and deliver it to their local, state, national, or world Special Olympics Games.