Traffic Alert and Lane Closures

Upcoming Closures:

  • The eastbound I-30 exit to Lamar Street (Exit 45B) will be closed continuously beginning Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. The closure will last until Fall 2016. All traffic may take the exit to Cadiz/Griffin streets (next available exit) to access Lamar. View map below for detour

Traffic 1

The northbound I-35E direct connector to eastbound I-30 will be closed overnight starting Saturday, May 21 from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22. Traffic will be detoured to take the exit to Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and head east toward southbound U.S. 75/I-45 to access eastbound I-30. View map below for detour.

Traffic 2

Continuing Closures:

  • The new southbound I-35E exit to westbound I-30 is now open on the right side of the main lanes. The old left exit is permanently closed. Traffic is advised to remain in the right lane along southbound I-35E after Woodall Rodgers, following new signage to westbound I-30. View Video.
  • The westbound I-30 Riverfront Boulevard on-ramp is now open.
  • From westbound I-30, traffic will use Exit 46A (on the righthand side) to access BOTH northbound and southbound I-35E. Traffic should remain in the two right lanes prior to Ervay Street and follow posted signs. View Video.

The new northbound I-35E off-ramp to Reunion Boulevard is now open. This new exit ramp is on theright side for northbound I-35E traffic. NOTE: Drivers coming from westbound I-30 will still continue to use the current left exit to Reunion Boulevard

  • The southbound I-35E off-ramp to Riverfront Boulevard is now open.

The Sylvan Avenue off-ramp is now open and exit 43B “Frontage Road” ramp is closed on the westbound I-30 frontage road.

Closures are subject to change due to weather or  other unforeseen circumstances. View map.



Family Dollar Robbery Suspect

Family Dollar Robbery Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to help identify a robbery suspect.

On May 15, 2016, at about 2:15 p.m., the suspect captured in the above photo was observed stealing merchandise from the Family Dollar store located at 2843 East Ledbetter Drive. During the offense an  employee attempted to recover the stolen property. The suspect then assaulted the employee.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information on this robbery is asked to call Detective Adames at (214) 671-3629.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).  Please reference case number 116099-2016.


White Rock Partnership, East Dallas Neighborhoods and Businesses, and Safer Dallas partner to support DPD


On May 17, 2016, a Banner Draping Ceremony was held in front of Jack Evans Headquarters. Gary Griffith, President of Safer Dallas Better Dallas and David Pittman, Chairman of the White Rock Partnership joined Chief David O. Brown to drape the “We Support Our Dallas Police Officers” banner that was presented on May 10, 2016.

On May 10, 2016, White Rock Partnership Chairman David Pittman, Safer Dallas President Gary Griffith, and East Dallas Neighborhood Residents & Businesses presented Chief David O. Brown and his 7 Patrol Division Commanders with a “We Support Our Dallas Police Officers” banner to be posted outside of each patrol divisions as well as Jack Evans Police Headquarters.   The banners represent an overwhelming support and appreciation by neighborhoods and businesses throughout the city of Dallas who recognizes the commitment and dedication demonstrated daily by the sworn and non-sworn members of the department. 

In addition, on May 19, 2016, White Rock Partnership, East Dallas Neighborhoods & Businesses, and Safer Dallas are lighting downtown Dallas “blue” to further show their backing of officers during National Police Appreciation Week.  Major downtown buildings, electronic signs, and even television news stations will be turning it all blue to show their support.  Social media sites, press releases, and various magazines will also reflect their gratitude for local law enforcement.  The Dallas Police Department is truly thankful for our partners, our great citizens, and various other organizations for their overwhelming support.

Safer Dallas Banner

18th Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award

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On May 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., the Dallas Police Department held the Eighteenth Annual Theodore Roosevelt Award Ceremony. This years recipient is Senior Corporal Kevin Scahill.

In 1920, the U.S. Congress chartered the Theodore Roosevelt Association to commemorate President Roosevelt and his lifelong admiration for the police profession. Each year, the local Texas Chapter of the Theodore Roosevelt Association gives a very prestigious award to a deserving Dallas Police officer. The award was created for officers who have “overcome an adversity, whether injury, illness or other disability, and who have rendered, and continue to render, outstanding and praiseworthy service to the Dallas Police Department.”

Senior Corporal Kevin Scahill, #4792, is currently assigned to the Dallas Police Department Property Unit. He has been a member of the Dallas Police Department for over 33 years.  More than 16 years ago, he was seriously injured in an off-duty automobile accident.  As a result of his accident he became partially paralyzed and his injury left him unable to engage in many physical activities.  After the onset of his sustained injuries on August 2, 2000, he was reassigned to the Property Unit.  His disability has not hindered him from striving to excel in performing his duties and to be the best employee possible. He always finds a way to perform his duties at an unmatched level in spite of his limited mobility. His willingness to take on daily challenges is a true inspiration to everyone.  Scahill is the 18th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award.





Vending Machine Theft – Help Identify Suspects

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify two suspects responsible for a Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine.

On May 4, 2016, officers responded to a call for police at 8300 John W. Carpenter Freeway at the La Quinta Inn regarding a burglary of a coin operated machine. Officers were informed by an employee that the offense occurred on May 3, 2016, and the suspects were captured on surveillance video. The video revealed two male suspects who appear to be in their mid to early 20’s entering the La Quinta Inn. Once inside, the suspects in the video went to several floors, and were able to force entry into several vending machines, taking  U.S. currency and causing damage to the machines.

If anyone has information regarding this offense or knows the identity of the suspects please contact Detective Allen of the  The Northwest Investigative Unit at 214-670-6044.

Detectives Seek Information in Overnight Homicides

On May 10, 2016, Dallas police responded to two separate murders.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., Dallas police responded to a call at 5605 Fox Hill Lane. The victim, Kenneth Gossip , a 34-year-old Black male, was found deceased from gunshot wounds in the driveway.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., Dallas police responded to another call at 7272 Marvin D. Love Freeway. The victim, Joseph Hunt, a 46-year-old Black male, was found deceased from gunshot wounds in the apartment complex parking lot. 

Dallas police homicide detectives are currently investigating both offenses, canvassing the locations, and seeking witnesses and related information.   The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about these murders contact the Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).


DPD’s Pets of the Week Kila and Paprika

DPD’s Pet of the Week is Kila A931893. Kila is shy eight year old black and gray mix. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since March 18, 2016.  She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Adoption fees for Kila have been waived.

Kila (3)

This week’s cat is Paprika! Paprika is a gentle 4 year old Calico. She is spayed and can go home on the day of adoption.  She’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since April 23, 2016. The ID number for Paprika is  A936397. Paprika can be adopted this month for  the 25.00 Spring Special! Paprika (3)

Let’s help find Kila and Paprika  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 Kila and Paprika is Senior Corporal Dara Couch from the North Central Patrol Division Neighborhood Patrol Unit.



Help Us Solve This Murder

Updated May 1, 2016


The investigation into the death of Forrest Jacobs has revealed that the vehicle pictured above – a newer model maroon Kia Optima – was involved and that the unknown individual driving it was being robbed during this incident by multiple suspects including the deceased.   During the offense, at least one of the vehicle’s windows was shot and damaged. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with any information they may have regarding the vehicle or the driver of the vehicle.

 Original Post

If anyone recognizes the vehicle or knows the driver, they are asked to contact the Dallas police Homicide Unit at 214.671.3584.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214.373.TIPS (8477).

Victim: Forrest Demond Jacobs

Victim: Forrest Demond Jacobs

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance for information regarding a murder.

On March 4, 2016, Forrest Demond Jacobs was shot and killed at the In-N-Out Burger located at 7909 LBJ Freeway, by an unknown suspect driving a maroon four-door vehicle. Detectives are asking anyone with information to please come forward. This offense is documented on case number 053328-2016.

If you have any information regarding the murder of Mr. Jacobs, please contact Homicide Detective C. Shelton at 214-671-3612. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this and other felony offenses.

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Did you know April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month? The Dallas Police Department Child Abuse Unit works in partnership with the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center to help children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. The Dallas Police Child Abuse Unit investigates cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and homicide.

By operating out of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives in the Dallas Police Child Abuse Unit have immediate access to CPS workers, forensic interviewers, and therapists who can try to begin the healing process for victims. For more information, please check out the following video which features Dallas Police Child Abuse Detective Valentine and Chief Development Officer Andrew Snow of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 

For more resources, you can visit or go to to complete an online course on keeping your children safe. 

Updated: Murder at 9200 Skillman Street

Updated April 20, 2016:

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about the murder of DeMarkell Hood please call the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3584.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

Original Post:

On November 30, 2014, at approximately 2:20 a.m., the victim, Demarkell Hood, an 18 year-old Black male,  was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Audelia and struck two vehicles at the stop light where Audelia and Skillman intersect.  The victim’s vehicle continued a short distance and came to rest on the median at 9200 Skillman.  The witnesses in the stopped vehicles observed two individuals run from the victim’s vehicle.  Dallas Fire and Rescue and Dallas Police Officers responded and found the victim seated in the driver’s position, deceased from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.  This is an on-going investigation.  Next of kin notification has been made. The offense of Murder was made on case number 285444-2014.

Victim: DeMarkell Hood

Victim: DeMarkell Hood