Have a Safe 4th of July

The Dallas Police Department encourages everyone to have a happy and safe 4th of July. Enjoy one of the many professional fireworks shows near you and refrain from shooting firearms in the air.

  • The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited in the City of Dallas. Those in possession of fireworks can be fined up to $2,000.
  • Discharging a firearm can result in 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. In some cases, it can lead to a deadly conduct charge and can result in 2 to 10 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

The Dallas Police Department will also be conducting a No-Refusal DWI Initiative from June 24th – July 5th, 2017. Officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath or blood sample.

Last year, the Dallas Police Department received over 2000 reports of illegal fireworks and over 380 reports of gunfire. Help us keep you and your community safe during the 4th of July holiday by reporting any of these illegal activities to 9-1-1. 

 

-DH

Public Assistance Needed: Homicide at 9230 Skillman Street

Update April 13, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.

Homicide Detectives determined through DNA evidence that Michael Browning, a 19-year-old Black male was responsible for the death of Deangelo Jerod Golphin. Michael Browning is currently serving a 15 year sentence for Aggravated Robbery in a Texas Department of Corrections facility. Please see affidavit below.

Updated February 19, 2016 at 7:47 p.m.:

On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 11:46 p.m. at 9230 Skillman Street, the suspect pictured in the video got into the car (parked at the gas pumps in the center of the frame) belonging to the victim, Mr. DeAngelo Golphin B/M 28.  When Mr. Golphin got in the car, the suspect shot and killed him.  The suspect can then be seen fleeing from Mr. Golphin’s car on foot.  

Dallas Police homicide detectives are releasing this surveillance video footage and requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the murder suspect shown in the video.  The suspect is a black male, approximately 20-23 years old, 5’6” – 5’8” tall, with a curly afro that is shaved on the sides.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder contact Dallas Police Homicide Detective T. Stewart at 214-671-3635. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373–TIPS (8477).

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Original Post:

On Thursday, February 11, 2015, at approximately 8:17 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Ann Arbor Avenue and S. Marsalis Avenue. Upon Officers arrival, they observed the victim, Justin Manning Black Male 28, with multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Manning was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 11: 46 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting at 9230 Skillman Street. The victim, DeAngelo Golphin Black male 28, parked his vehicle at the gas pumps and entered the store.  While Mr. Golphin was in the store, a Black Male suspect entered his vehicle. Mr. Golphin exited the store and returned to his vehicle. After Mr. Golphin got back inside his vehicle, the suspect shot him multiple times. The victim was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about these murders contact the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373 – TIPS.

Outdoor Emergency Siren Testing April 13, 2017

The Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC) will be conducting a test of the Outdoor Warning Siren system for Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville on April 13, 2017 at 2 p.m., unless there is inclement weather or overcast skies. This test is to ensure that the Southwest Regional Communications Center can activate all three cities’ outdoor warning sirens simultaneously and ensure that they are operational for severe weather season. Please do not be alarmed if you are near this area and hear the sirens tomorrow during this time. For more information, follow the Dallas Office of Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @DallasOEM. 

Public Safety Meeting: January 9, 2017

2016 was a challenging year for the City of Dallas.  Through the most trying times and adverse conditions, the police department, with the help and support of the community, was able to keep overall crime to only a slight increase of 2.14% compared to 2015, which was the lowest crime reduction since 1969.  The overall crime rate for 2016 was the 3rd lowest on record for the City of Dallas since 1969.

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The Dallas Police Department’s top priorities for 2017 will continue to be public safety, community engagement, crime reduction, and hiring the best qualified officers. 

For the entire Public Safety Committee presentation, please click here. 

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

The Dallas Police Department would like for everyone to have a safe and happy new year, but remember, public safety is our number one concern. We must remind everyone that discharging a firearm in the city limits is not only illegal, it is also very dangerous. Every year, across the country, we hear about individuals who are injured or even killed by stray bullets from celebratory gunfire.

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 Please do not fire a gun into the air to ring in the New Year because what goes up, must come down. This offense is punishable by a fine up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail.

Also, it is illegal to use or possess fireworks in the City of Dallas and is punishable by a fine up to $2,000. Officers will be on patrol looking for violations of these offenses. Please call 9-1-1 to report any of these activities to police. Again, have a SAFE and Happy New Year! 

Have A Safe Fourth of July – Don’t Drink and Drive

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. 

DB

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.

Public Safety Meeting: Monday, May 23, 2016

Below are the topics of discussion for the Public Safety Committee meeting for Monday, May 23, 2016.

Year to Date Crime Report

The following crime statistics represent data from January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016.

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Violent Crime Summary 

In April of 2016, the City of Dallas had a decrease in homicides and violent crime. Homicides decreased by 33.10 % and violent crime also decreased by 51.31% since March 2016. 

FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014

The Dallas Police Department ranked fifth among major cities according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014. The city’s rank has continued to drop in this last decade. However, Dallas had the most significant decline in crime among major Texas cities and cities across the nation. This is a reflection of the involvement of our citizens and the hard work of our officers.

Response to Resistance Reporting System

On July 24, 2012, De-Escalation training for patrol officers began following an Officer Involved Shooting within the Dixon Circle community. In January 2013, the department began the use of the Blue Team Reporting application for Response to Resistance data. Twelve years of Officer Involved Shooting data was released online in November 2014. In December of 2014 President Obama announced the creation of the Century Policing Task Force. The White House hosted a Police Open Data in April 2015. The Dallas Police Department was recognized as a forerunner in providing innovative solutions, bringing transparency and context to the complexities of policing. In April 2016, the department released three years of comprehensive Response to Resistance data online. Data shows that there have been fewer Response to Resistance complaints received. In 2010, there were 127 complaints received. 2016 Year to date show 6 complaints received. The Response to Resistance Data can be found on the department website http://www.dallaspolice.net. 

Blue Team Reporting System

Since it’s inception, the  Blue Team Reporting System has allowed the department to capture detailed statistical information of response to resistance incidents not included in regular offense reporting system. It allows front line personnel to enter information quickly into a review process. Officers are able to remain in the field while entering the required information. The reporting system also increased transparency efforts to improve citizen’s trust of officer’s actions. In summary, the Blue Team Reporting System builds trust, protects officers, protects citizens, improves accountability, and reduces litigation’s.

Assault in Oak Lawn

On April 30, 2016, at about 4:30 a.m., a male victim was walking his dog in the area around the 3000 block of Douglas Avenue.  The victim was approached by two suspects, a Black male 6’1” with a gold tooth wearing “skinny jeans” and a Latin male of unknown description.  The Black male suspect asked the victim what the dog’s name was and when the victim answered, the Black male suspect made a derogatory comment about the victim’s perceived sexual orientation and shoved the victim to the ground causing scrapes to the victim’s face.

Both suspects then fled the location in an unknown direction.  The comments made by the suspect indicate this was a crime of bias and will be classified as such.  The assault itself is a Class A Misdemeanor and this is the third bias crime reported in the Oak Lawn area since September 2015.

Detectives from the Assaults Unit followed up with the victim over the weekend and canvassed the immediate area looking for video and witnesses to the offense.  

Anyone with information regarding this offense or these suspects is asked to contact the Dallas Police Department’s Assaults Unit at 214-671-3584.  Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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Indecent Exposure Suspect Sought

Community Awareness Bulletin

On the morning of April 25, 2016 at approximately 10:00 a.m., an adult female victim was waiting at the bus stop located at 13250 Emily Road, when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect pulled down his pants zipper and exposed his penis to her.  The bus arrived shortly thereafter, and as the victim boarded the bus, she saw the suspect walk across the street into the Autumn Brook Apartments.  Dallas police were called to the location and searched for the suspect but did not find him.

The suspect is described as a Latin male in his 20s, 5’09” and 160 pounds.  He was last seen wearing tan pants and a blue shirt. 

Detectives are asking that anyone with any information about this offense or this suspect, please contact the Dallas Police Sex Assaults Unit at 214-671-3593.   

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