11th Annual Northeast Division Community Engagement Forum

The 11th Annual Northeast Community Engagement Forum took place Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Highland Oaks Church of Christ located at 10805 Walnut Hill Lane. The forum kicked off with delicious barbecue for all to enjoy and some table exhibits. Community members and business owners from the North East Division also had the chance to meet their Neighborhood Police Officers serving their community and had the opportunity to ask questions about what is taking place within the community.

Major Avery Moore introduced the Narcotics, Vice, Nuisance Abatement and Auto Theft Units to the community and each unit addressed their concerns.

Councilman Adam McGough commended the Northeast Division for their overall crime reduction. District Attorney Faith Johnson addressed the crowd and was more than happy to say she ‘Backs the Blue” and the Dallas Police Department has her full support.  

Thank you to everyone who came out and talked to us. We know that working together with our community members is how we keep Dallas safe! 

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Community Day of Service with Leadership Dallas Alumni Group

On Saturday, January 30, 2017,  the Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with Central Business District Senior Corporal Songer partnered up with the Leadership Dallas Alumni group for a “Day of Service” in Downtown Dallas. The day started early with an official kick-off at the Dallas Public Library main location at 7:30 a.m. 

This Leadership Dallas “Day of Service” included service projects at the following locations:

  • The Bridge Homeless Shelter
  • Crossroads Community Center
  • Dallas Life Foundation
  • The Stewpot
  • Family Gateway

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The day included painting murals, sorting clothes and shoes, as well as engaging with residents who utilize many of the services offered. We would like to thank Leadership Dallas Alumni for including us in their Day of Service and we look forward to our continued partnership serving the Dallas community. Check out #LDACommunityDay on Twitter for more pictures and posts.

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Dallas Police Department Hosts Police and Student Discussion Forum

How can we increase understanding between police and young people? The Dallas Police Department along with the Texas Leadership Forum, Safer Dallas Better Dallas, and the Rotary Club of Dallas found that open and honest discussion is the first step.

 

On January 8, 2017, these groups came together and participated in a panel discussion at the Dallas Police Headquarters that included police, community leaders, and high school students. Several topics were discussed including, what parents should be teaching their children at a home about interactions with police, how police should conduct themselves during an interaction, and how community policing helps build relationships between police and the communities they serve.

 

Interim Dallas Police Chief David Pughes opened the discussion with a few remarks about trust and leadership. Chief Pughes stressed to the crowd that police officers are people too, “we are more the same than we are different,” he said. Police officers are more than just a uniform and a job, they are individuals just like you. Chief Pughes acknowledged that trust has to be earned and that it is our job as police officers to constantly strive to build a strong relationship and solid trust with the community by engaging and communicating with the people we serve.

 

Students in the audience were able to ask the panelists questions and give their thoughts on the topics. This will be the first of many discussions between police and students and the department expects to participate in more of these positive interactions in the future. 

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DPD’s Pets of the Week – Carter and Dallas

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Carter, A829015. Carter is a two year old brown and white mixed breed. He weighs 54 lbs. He is very mild mannered and friend.y. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 19, 2016. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

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This week’s cat is Dallas. He is a young 4 month old kitten. Dallas has been in the care of Dallas  Animal Services since June 23, 2016. The ID number for Dallas is  A944347. IMG_6130

Dallas Animal Services is running a Back to School Special. Donate school supplies for kids in need and they will discount you adoption fee from August 24-31st.

Let’s help find Carter and Dallas a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Carter and Dallas is Senior Corporal Michael Friend who is currently assigned to Personnel. 

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Together We Ball – A Police and Pastors Basketball Game

On Sunday, August 8, 2016, P.C. Cobb Field House will host “Together We Ball” a community event featuring a police and pastors basketball game presented by Project Unity. The Dallas Police Department and various Dallas area pastors will play a friendly game of basketball to promote a partnership between the community and law enforcement.

The event’s inception came about when representatives from the African American Pastors Coalition approached members of the Dallas Police Department with the idea of uniting the police department with the community, through basketball.

Come enjoy an afternoon of community building, education and basketball. In addition to community building activities, there will be games, a slam dunk contest, music and much more!

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Robbery Suspect Bites Store Clerk

Update:

Please see the surveillance video of the suspect vehicle and the suspect regarding the robbery.

Original Post August 10, 2016 – 3:50 PM

On July 28, 2016, at about 1:05 a.m., the 7-11 store at 302 North Marsalis Avenue was robbed by two black male suspects. Suspect one, pictured below, entered the store and made a purchase. When the clerk opened the register to complete the sale, suspect one leaned over the counter and reached in to the cash drawer to steal money. When the clerk attempted to shut the cash drawer suspect one bit her on the forearm and punched her in the face.  Suspect one fled the store with cash and climbed into the passenger side of a white Mitsubishi sports utility vehicle driven by suspect two.

Suspect one is described as a black male, 25-35 years of age, 6’ 1” in height, weighing 250 pounds, wearing a red T-shirt with horizontal tears, black shorts, and red Nike tennis shoes.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Mitsubishi sports utility vehicle with a sunroof and no front plate.

Anyone with who recognizes this suspect or has information on this robbery is asked to call Detective M. Land at (214) 671-3705.  The offense is documented on case number 180739-2016. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

 

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Let’s Talk Dallas Police & Youth Forum

After a successful launch last year, in which 1,000 youth and 200 adults from across the city participated in an open dialogue with police officers, the Dallas Police Department will host its second annual Let’s Talk Police and Youth Forum.  The event will take place on August 11, 2016, at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas’ Arts District. 

The Dallas Police Department will partner with various organizations, including but notIMG_3121 limited to, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, City of Dallas Parks & Rec, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Faith Based Organizations.  The department will engage young people 10-15 years old in a discussion promoting positive interactions between the community and law enforcement. Multiple speakers from law enforcement, professional sports and entertainment will contribute to the discussion.  Breakout sessions will also be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center. 

“It’s critical that we build trust with our young people, and Let’s Talk is helping us to do that,” said Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown about the department’s Let’s Talk program.  “We want to start a conversation at the Winspear on August 11, 2016, that we can continue throughout the year.”

The Dallas Morning News has signed on as a presenting sponsor of Let’s Talk.  This is their second year serving as a presenting sponsor.

IMG_3129 Safer Dallas and Rotary Club of Dallas presented $5,000 to Chief Brown at the Safer Dallas Steering Committee Meeting.  “The Rotary Club of Dallas and Safer Dallas are 100% behind Chief Brown and his commitment to community engagement,” said John Forest of the Rotary Club.  “There is no more important segment of our community than our young people who need to know and trust our city’s great police officers.”  Mr. Forest hopes the donation from Rotary Club of Dallas and Safer Dallas will encourage others to participate.  “We urge every organization and company in Dallas to join us as a Sponsor,” said Forest. Sponsors also includes All Star Project, Dallas Mavericks, JPMorgan Chase & Company, UNT Dallas, Dallas Police Youth Outreach Unit, McDonald’s, and Downtown Dallas Inc. Wolfgang Puck, Dallas Wings, and AT&T.

 For more information about Let’s Talk 2016, contact the Dallas Police Department by email at dldpdletstalk@dallascityhall.com or call 214-671-3015. You can register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-lets-talk-dallas-police-and-youth-forum-registration-25036269155

 Event Details

Date:               Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time:               8:00am – 12:00pm

Location:         Winspear Opera House

                        2403 Flora Street

                        Dallas, Texas, 75201

 

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DPD’s Pets of Week – Sparkle and Houdini

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Sparkle A949262. Sparkle six month old puppy. He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 23, 2016.  She is , spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. The adoption fee for Sparkle is $85.00. 

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This week’s cat is Houdini! Houdini is a 4 month old black and white kitten. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped.  He has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since July 21, 2016. The ID number for Houdini is A949052. Houdini can be adopted this for  the $55.00.Houdini (3)

Let’s help find Sparkle and Houdini a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Sparkle and Houdini  is Crime Scene Supervisor Britney Webb who is currently assigned to the Crime Scene Response Unit.

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Summer Safety Tips from KidsAndCars.org

According to KidsAndCars.org, an average of 37 children will die each year because of vehicular heat stroke. The solution to these preventable tragedies is a combination of education and technology. Below are some simple tips parents and caregivers can follow to prevent heat stroke tragedies.

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  • Never leave children alone in or around cars, not even for a minute.
  • “Look Before You Lock” – Get in the habit of always opening the back door to check the back seat before leaving your vehicle. Make sure no child has been left behind.
  • Create a reminder to check the back seat.
    • Put something you’ll need like your cell phone, handbag, employee ID or brief case, etc., in the back seat so you have to open the back door to retrieve that item every time you park.
    •  Keep a large stuffed animal in the child’s car seat. When the child is placed in the car seat, put the stuffed animal in the front passenger seat. It’s a visual reminder that the child is in the back seat.
  • Make sure you have a strict policy in place with your childcare provider about daycare drop-off. Everyone involved in the care of your child should always be aware of their whereabouts. If your child will not be attending daycare as scheduled, it is the parent’s responsibility to call and inform the childcare provider. If your child does not show up as scheduled; and they have not received a call from the parent, the childcare provider should pledge to contact you immediately to ensure the safety of your child (This is very similar to the ‘absence-line’ used by most elementary, middle and high schools).
  • Keep vehicles locked at all times, even in driveways or garages. Ask home visitors, child care providers and neighbors to do the same.
  • Keep car keys and remote openers out of reach of children.
  • If a child goes missing, immediately check the inside passenger compartments and trunks of all vehicles in the area very carefully, even if they are locked. A child may lock the car doors after entering a vehicle on their own, but may not be able to unlock them.
  • If you see a child alone in a vehicle, get involved. Call 911 immediately. If the child seems hot or sick, get them out of the vehicle as quickly as possible.
  • Be especially careful during busy times, schedule changes, periods of crisis, or holidays. This is when many tragedies occur.
  • Use drive-thru services when available (restaurants, banks, pharmacies, dry cleaners, etc.) and pay for gas at the pump.

Please share these important safety tips with your childcare providers, teachers, relatives, friends, family and neighbors… It could save a life! 

For more information, visit KidsAndCars.org.