Senior Corporal Randy Lancaster Awarded January’s Officer of the Month

On January 23, 2019, Senior Corporal Randy Lancaster, #6024, was awarded January’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee.  A luncheon ceremony was held in his honor at The Clubs of Prestonwood.

Senior Corporal Lancaster is a 30-year-veteran of the department and is currently assigned to the Dallas Police Department’s Traffic Unit.  His supervisor, Sergeant Fred Fairley, nominated Senior Corporal Lancaster for this award mainly in part of his outstanding work performance and professionalism.

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Sergeant Fairley stated, “Senior Corporal Lancaster has always maintained the highest activity among his peers. He is an excellent example of what a motor officer should be.” Senior Corporal Lancaster serves as a greeter at his church and also volunteers as a life coach to church members. Senior Corporal Lancaster has been awarded the Certificate of Merit, life saving bar, police commendation, 10-year perfect attendance award and a 20-year safe driving award.  

Thank you, Senior Corporal Randy Lancaster, for your outstanding police performance, hard work and dedication that has earned you January’s Officer of the Month. 

Air 1 Gets a New Home!

Awws and ewwwws were all you heard during today’s grand opening of the Dallas Police Department’s Air 1 helicopter hanger. Dallas Love Field CEO, Mark Dubner, welcomed everyone to the new 16,800 square foot top of the line facilities. The hanger currently houses two Dallas Police Helicopters, but has room for two more. This is a big step up from the previous 9,000 square foot location!

Chief Hall expressed, “Air 1 is a vital crime fighting tool for the city and the new hangar is definitely needed.”

Those officers assigned to the Helicopter Unit also get to enjoy a spacious lounge area, workout facilities, and a kitchen area that would make any gourmet chef proud. With all the natural lighting, the space was a sight to see! 

The Dallas Police Department would like to thank the Department of  Aviation and Robert Landsford for Air 1’s new home. We would also like to send our gratitude to our volunteer Carol Archer who helped secure the donated work out equipment from Planet Fitness. 

 

 

 

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An Interview With Chief Hall – A Plan In Action

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.

Crime prevention is everybody’s business.

To see the interview, click on the link below:

Dallas Police Chief Explains, Defends Violent Crime Reduction Plan

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Another Gambling Business Goes Down

On January 23, 2020, the Dallas Police Department’s Vice Unit, with the assistance of Dallas SWAT, executed a search warrant at 4442 Lawnview Avenue in response to complaints about gambling.

The Vice Unit conducted an undercover investigation, obtained a search warrant for the location and executed the warrant. Vice Detectives processed the crime scenes and seized a total of 47 machines, 1 handgun and $6,648.00.

 

 

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Search Warrant Executed on Illegal Gambling

The Vice Unit received complaints regarding illegal gambling occurring at 2815 S. Hampton. During the course of the investigation, undercover detectives were able develop probable cause and have a search warrant completed and signed by a magistrate.  The Vice Unit and SWAT executed the search warrant and seized a total of 42 gambling machines and $1545.00 cash.

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Vice Operation Yielded Eight Arrests

On January 21, 2020, the Vice Unit conducted a prostitution decoy operation, where undercover Dallas Police Officers posed as prostitutes.  The operation took place along the Harry Hines Blvd. corridor and Walnut Hill corridor located within the Northwest Patrol Division.  The Vice Unit has received multiple complaints of prostitution occurring in this area.  As a result of the operation, 8 men were arrested for the offense of Prostitution, a Class B sdemeanor.

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe – Taking the Drugs off the Street!

On 21 January 2020 at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 228 S. Marsalis Avenue, with the assistance of Uniformed Narcotics Squad personnel and SWAT.  The Detective worked the complaint and secured the narcotics search warrant.  The results are as follows:

 

Arrested:  Santander, Silvio L/M/10-10-2000  Man/Del CS PG1 >4g (x 3)

 

683.5g Methamphetamine

308.4g Heroin

68.9g Cocaine (Powder)

41.8g Cocaine (Rock)

65.9g Marijuana

9.8g Alprazolam

41.8g Suspected Methamphetamine Tablets

 

One (1) 7.62 semi-automatic AR pistol

One (1) .40cal Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol

 

$849.00 in U.S. currency

9-year-old Child Struck by Stray Bullet During Road Rage Incident

The Dallas Police Department received a call about a road-rage incident that involved injury to a child.  The call came in at approximately 9:29 p.m., Sunday night.

According to the adult female complainant, she was driving northbound on Interstate 35 along with another male seated in the front passenger seat of her SUV. Her 9-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the SUV. As she approached the Mañana exit, an unknown driver in a white older model sedan swerved in front of her.  The Adult complainant swerved and blew her car horn at the suspect as she passed him. The suspect then pulled in front of the complainant and slammed on his brakes. The adult complainant temporarily lost control of her vehicle but avoided having an accident and managed to drive around the suspect. The suspect then drove along side of the complainant’s vehicle and fired  at least 3 rounds into the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The 9-year-old daughter was hit once in the left side as she sat in the backseat.

The child was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. There were no other reported injuries during this incident.

The suspect, a white male, slightly balding with a salt and pepper goatee, remains at large.  He was last seen heading northbound in a white, older model sedan on I-35 near the Mañana exit. This remains an ongoing investigation and will be documented on case number 012729-2020.

Crime Stoppers Reward Information

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.  Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373 – TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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Bigs in Blue Mentoring Program

The Dallas Police Department is honored to begin our new mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Officers are prepared to shape those young minds by providing them with a better understanding of law enforcement. Police officers and city officials will particpate in the new mentoring program. Students will meet with their Bigs twice a month to sit and have programing with the individual they are partnered with. They will participate in activities around the industry the Big is in. We would like to thank Fox 4 for feature the new program and Big Brothers Big Sisters for including us!

 

 

 

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Show Me the Money!

 

On January 16, 2020, at approximately 3:40 p.m., the Narcotics Division, with the assistance from the Uniform Narcotics Squad and South Central patrol officers, executed a search warrant at 1533 Madrid Street. After receiving complaints of narcotics sales at the location, detectives were able to establish probable cause to secure a narcotics search warrant. The following are the results of that search warrant:

Drugs:

522.6 grams of Marijuana

2.9 grams of Methamphetamine

6.3 grams of Alprazalam

U.S. Currency:

$7,485.00

The Narcotics Division is committed to keeping drugs off the streets and “Keeping Dallas Safe.” Thank you, for your continued hard work.