On Wednesday, January 22, 2019, Chief Hall participated in an interview with NBC to explain her Crime Reduction Plan. She made it clear that more police presence is key in high-crime areas to help deter crime. Officers will also focus on known offenders in an effort to reduce criminal activity from repeat offenders.
The use of technology will also be expanded. It will assist to further enhance the surveillance over these areas. Hall said. “As we are able to leverage our technology and put cameras all around this city, that is going to help us be able to see that criminal element. And no criminal wants to be caught on camera.”
Chief Hall emphasized that one of the best ways to fight crime in neighborhoods is for citizens to give us information so that we are aware of what is occurring. The citizens know where crime is happening. They know who the offenders are or have information that may help us identify them. If criminal activity goes unreported, we can’t achieve our goal.
Hall said residents must play a part in reducing crime by speaking up. In an effort to ease the process of reporting crime, the Dallas Police Department is promoting the following services:
DORS, Dallas Online Reporting System, is a way for citizens to make police reports for certain offenses from any online device through http://www.dallaspolice.net. This aids in keeping officers on the street to respond to calls and makes it easier for citizens to file reports.
iWatchDallas, gives citizens a way to give tips or report suspicious activity from any online device at any time. Download the app to your device or go to http://www.iWatchDallas.net. You can choose to remain anonymous, submit GPS locations, photos and/or video with the push of a button.
If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. Text to 9-1-1 is also available in the City of Dallas if you can’t talk.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Calls for service: 51
Traffic and Pedestrian Stops: 36
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:
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:
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:
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.
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)
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.”
Monday is America’s birthday and like any other birthday, this is a celebratory time. This weekend there will be various activities and festivities, and while we want you to enjoy this weekend with your friends and family; we ask that if you indulge in alcoholic beverages, do not operate a vehicle. This weekend is one of the deadliest weekends for accidents regarding drinking and driving, so we ask that if you drink, be careful and designate a sober driver. The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative for the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1st, and concluding on Tuesday, July 5th , 2016 at 6 a.m.
There are several things to do this weekend; drinking and driving should not be one of them. Happy Fourth of July.
Last year marked an unprecedented 12 consecutive year of crime reduction in the City of Dallas. The men and women of the Dallas Police Department worked tirelessly to achieve this milestone and will continue to do so in order to make Dallas the safest city in the country.
The Dallas Police Department is launching a Violent Crime Task Force to reduce the increase in violent crimes. The initial five areas have been identified through crime analysis as the focus for this effort. However, we will continue to identify other areas and re-adjust our resources as needed. The following are the first areas that have been identified:
Hatcher Scyene (to include Julius Schepps Central and Central CF Hawn)
On March 2, 2016, Deputy Chief Paul Stokes will head up the Task Force of 170 sworn officers and supervisors from SWAT, Metro Task Force, Gang Unit, and Narcotics.
On Friday, February 26, 2016 at approximately 10:55 a.m., Dallas Police received a Missing Person call at 3107 Utah Avenue, regarding Kydell Hoye B/M 22, who had not been seen or heard from in two days. A Want to Locate Report was completed over the phone on case number 046692-2016.
Later on Friday, February 26, 2016, at approximately 4:21 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a call at 3107 Utah Ave. Upon Officers arrival, they observed the victim, Mr. Hoye, with multiple gunshot wounds deceased on the side of his residence at 3107 Utah Avenue.
The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder contact the Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373 –TIPS.
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting call at 17470 Marsh Lane. The victims, Alfonso Perez-Suruy L/M 28 and Luis De Leon L/M 34 had just gotten off work at a nearby car wash and were walking eastbound on Marsh Lane behind the shopping center, when they were approached from behind by 2 black males, one who was armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded property from the victims at gunpoint. The suspect with the gun took property from Mr. De Leon while the other suspect attempted to take property from Mr. Perez-Surry. When Mr. Prerz-Suruy attempted to protect his property, the suspect holding the gun turned it on Mr. Perez-Suruy and shot him. Mr. Perez-Suruy was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about these offenses contact the Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373 –TIPS.
On Sunday, February 21, 2016 at about 4:55 a.m., two (2) hooded/gloved suspects pried the rear door to the Church’s Chicken, located at 4656 Scyene Road. The two suspects entered location and attempted to pry open the safe. The suspects were unsuccessful and fled the location. Major Crimes responded to the location to investigate the scene. This offense is documented on case #042258-2016 and the investigation is on-going.
Below is video surveillance of one of the suspects who can be seen on video looking into the camera. This suspect’s face is visible. The Dallas Police Department requests the public’s assistance. If you have information that can assist in solving this case or identifying these suspects, contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).
Update: Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest in this offense.
On December 17, 2015, at approximately 6:30 a.m., an unknown suspect broke into a residence in the 10300 block of Pondwood and removed a wedding ring and cash. The homeowner was inside the residence when this offense was committed. The suspect kicked in the front door setting the alarm off. The homeowner heard the alarm and locked herself into the bathroom and called 911. The suspect returned five minutes later and reentered the home. The homeowner fired one shot at the suspect from inside her locked bathroom. Surveillance video captured images of the suspect. This burglary offense is documented on case number 292653-2015.
On December 25, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered through an unlocked sliding glass door at the rear of a house located in the 700 block of Pleasant Woods. The homeowners were also home at the time this offense was committed. The suspect entered and exited the home multiple times with the homeowner’s property without the homeowners knowledge. Surveillance video captured images of the suspect. This offense is documented on case number 300217-2015.
The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect. If anyone has information on these burglaries or know the identity of this suspect, please contact Detective Lucy Barnett at 214-671-0115 or Detective Don Randle at 214-671-0128 of the Southeast Investigative Unit.
On December 4, 2015, at around 4:20 A.M, an unknown white or latin male suspect wearing a ski mask entered an apartment residence, through an unlocked window, in the 14000 block of Brookgreen Drive.
Once in the apartment, the suspect exposed himself and touched a 9 year old female victim. The child screamed and the suspect escaped out the window.
The suspect is described as a skinny, possibly Hispanic or white male, wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt, with a green t-shirt over the long sleeve shirt, a black beanie, and a black ski mask covering his face. The offense was witnessed by other children in the room. This offense is reported on Case number 281376-2015.
Anyone having additional information on this offense should contact Detective L. Roach with the Child Exploitation Unit at 214-671-4207.