DPD Delivers Meals on Wheels

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Office of Community Affairs and the Neighborhood Patrol officers paired up in two’s and made several Meals on Wheels deliveries this morning. Throughout the year officers make meal deliveries to VNA Meals on Wheels clients. For every route delivered by volunteers, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week. Dallas PD is proud to volunteer to makes these deliveries and helping stop hunger.

Below you will see a short video clip of officers loading up the delivery bags before heading out. There will be one more delivery this year, which is known as our big holiday delivery in which we partner up with Dallas Fire Rescue to cover all the Dallas area. 

UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

“CHIEF ON THE BEAT”

Safety & Health Fair

 

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the East Patrol Division will host the UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” Safety and Health Fair.

UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

Date:               Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:         Ann Richards Middle School

                        3831 N. Prairie Creek Rd. Dallas TX, 75227

 

The UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and the residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment. The theme of the event will be highlighting the Spanish speaking community and its rich culture that resides within the City of Dallas. This free event will provide health screenings, entertainment, food, and surprise raffles. There will also be various Dallas PD Units in attendance for the community to engage and interact with. Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this informative, fun and free community event.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

 

Postponed: Coffee with Cops

Update:

Our “Coffee with Cops” event scheduled for this weekend has been postponed .  After a conversation with our local McDonald’s partners,  in light of this past week’s tragedy, we have agreed to reschedule.

We appreciate the longstanding partnership and support with McDonald’s and all of our community partners and we look forward to hosting this event in the near future.

Original Post:

It’s that time of the year! Come out and have coffee with us this Saturday, September 15, 2018. This is great opportunity to meet your neighborhood police officers and enjoy a free cup of coffee. Hope to see you all there. 

2018 North Texas Law Enforcement Community Engagement Summit

On September 5, 2018, the Dallas Police Department hosted the very first North Texas Law Enforcement Community Engagement Summit at the Briscoe Carpenter Center at Dallas Fair Park. This event featured community members, vendors, law enforcement, and criminal justice specialists all coming together to discuss and strategize best practices in community engagement.

The Summit kicked off with Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson. During her opening remarks, she said, “I’m so excited, and happy about what will come out of this summit for us.”

The crowd also heard from Houston Police Chief Art Acevado. He said, “Our job is to build trust, life is about relationships and the way we connect with people.” After the featured speakers, breakout sessions were held in different rooms at the Briscoe Center covering various engagement strategies from messaging and communication to UNIDOS, a Latino Community Outreach Program designed to provide assistance to the Spanish-speaking residents. Also, a panel discussion took place including a question and answer period.

“If we don’t get to the root of the problem, all we do is treat the symptoms and for many years we’ve treated the symptoms of crime and failed to engage our community to the level they needed,” said Chief U. RENEÉ HALL as she gave the closing remarks. 

The North Texas Law Enforcement Community Engagement Summit featured presenters and attendees from Dallas, Plano, Grand Prairie, Bedford and other cities in the North Texas community. Throughout the event, there were faces of intrigue and enlightenment. Hopefully with law enforcement and community coming together to discuss strategies, community engagement will thrive throughout north Texas.

 

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Operation H2O

Early this afternoon a group of Sergeants teamed up to provided cold bottled water and informative flyers to the homeless.  The flyers contained information to raise awareness of heat related injuries among the homeless and citizens who spend a large amount of time outdoors. Currently, there are approximately 1,098 homeless individuals living in the City of Dallas. 

With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees this summer, homeless individuals are in need of clean drinking water to avoid suffering from heat- related illnesses. This team of Sergeants traded in their ticket book for cold bottles of water to hand out to the homeless and citizens within the Downtown area. Safety is Dallas PD’s top priority and raising awareness to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke this summer is one step closer to Keeping Dallas Safe. #OperationH2O 

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Southeast Patrol’s Summer Crime Initiative

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 8/8 thru 8/15:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of August 8th to August 15th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 37 
  • 2 Arrest Criminal Trespass – 5400 N. Jim Miller Road and APOWW – 8022 Rothington Road
  • Business checks: 9

 

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 8/1 thru 8/8:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 26th to August 8th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 35 
  • 4 Arrest 7400 Samuell Boulevard – Hold for Texas Department of Criminal Justice/ 6200 Everglade- APPOW/ 2600 Hillburn – UUMV/ 2600 Hillburn – Theft and Evading Arrest
  • Pedestrian stops: 12
  • Traffic stops: 13 
  • Business checks: 28

 

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/17 thru 7/25:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 17th to July 25th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 66
  • Arrests for warrants: 2  – 1 warrant ran in the 8000 block of Chariot – 35 kilos of methamphetamine seized 
  • 1 Arrest 7700 Samuell Boulevard – Hold for Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Pedestrian stops: 18
  • Traffic stops: 20 
  • Business checks: 43

Update on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/9 thru 7/17:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 9th to July 17th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity:

  • Calls for service: 86
  • Arrests for warrants: 2  – 1 Hold for Grand Prairie PD and 1 Hold for Dallas Sheriffs Office 
  • Pedestrian stops: 22
  • Traffic stops: 38 
  • Business checks: 26 
  • Citations Issued: 9 

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 7/1 thru 7/10:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of July 1st to July 10th, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 51
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 36
  • Business Checks
  • 7 Arrests – Assault F/V Strangulation/interference with 911; Possession of Meth;  and Public Intoxication

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/20 thru 6/27:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 20th to June 27, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 60
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 30
  • 2 Arrests (Assault F/V and Possession of Marijuana)

Updated on SE Summer Crime Initiative from 6/13 thru 6/19:

The Southeast Patrol Division started its summer crime initiative on June 4, 2018.  Their goal is to target specific areas in southeast Dallas that has shown an increase in criminal activity.  During the week of June 13th to June 19, 2018, the following activity was recorded:

Activity: 

  • Calls for service: 35
  • Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 23
  • Citations issued: 49

The following is the result from a search warrant executed on Bluffcreek Avenue:

  • 2 Arrest
  • 9.3 grams of Marijuana seized
  • 15.5 grams of Cocaine Rock seized
  • 6.7 grams of Cocaine melted
  • $31,161.00 cash seized

Original Post 6/13/2018:

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.

Activity: 

  • 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

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Police Professionalization Exchange Program – Community Policing

Today, Dallas PD and the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth hosted a group of 15 law enforcement officials from Mexico for a Police Professionalization Exchange Program exploring Community Policing.  The group was accompanied by 2 interpreters, 2 representatives of The Police Foundation, and 1 representative of Global Ties U.S., the coordinating organization.  

During the presentation, Deputy Chief Rick Watson and Sergeant Robert Muñoz informed the Mexican officials of how Dallas PD implements community policing, specific initiatives, and how our philosophy affects all aspects of policing.

Sergeant Muñoz, who oversees the Office of Community Affairs, reached out to the Neighborhood Police Officers (NPOs) and invited them to speak during the presentation. Each speaker shared their perspective of what each unit does in efforts to bridge the gap between the community and police. The keyword during the presentation was “trust”, police agencies have to gain the communities trust in order to maintain a healthy and growing relationship. Dallas PD continues to actively listen to what the community wants and strives to provide them with excellent customer service. 

Dallas PD was beyond grateful to have been given the opportunity to share what we do within our department with other agencies that are willing to positively grow with their own communities. 

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Below you will find an in depth explanation of the Exchange Program: 

U.S.-Mexico Police Professionalization Exchange Program Background

Law enforcement in Mexico has the significant challenge of continuing to combat large criminal organizations that are ever evolving and constantly adapting with new technologies and seemingly unlimited resources.  Within this context, law enforcement officers are being asked to take on many responsibilities including tracking these organized criminal enterprises; building strong cases against them; serving as witnesses in court cases; engaging with the communities to root out criminal organizations and keep the public safe.  However, low salaries, poor working conditions, and limited opportunities for career advancement may hinder law enforcement agencies’ abilities to recruit and/or retain high quality, professional police forces and officers.

With these challenges in mind, Global Ties U.S. has developed the Police Professionalization Exchange Program (PPEP) to provide substantive and concrete opportunities for Mexican law enforcement professionals to begin to obtain some of the training they need to increase their leadership and tactical skills.  Our program is designed to do this through hands-on training, academic learning, and direct engagement with law enforcement personnel and agencies in the United States, which will provide practical skills and examples, as well as needed training and academic hours. 

Funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) through the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the Police Professionalization Exchange Program is designed to provide training and professional development to 3,900 Mexican police officials from 2017-2019. The program will provide participants with direct exposure and access to U.S. police professionals and experts.  Participants will receive training and professional development via online lectures, training academies, professional study tours in the U.S. and participation in a Mexico-based training institute facilitated by U.S. law enforcement experts and professionals. 

 

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.

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