UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat”

 

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Dallas Police Department hosted the UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” Health and Safety Fair.  The event was held at the Bachman Recreation Center located at 2750 Bachman Drive.

The UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” presented an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and local residents to interact in a family friendly environment. The theme of the event was to highlight the Spanish-speaking community and its rich culture that resides within our city. The event was free and provided health screenings, entertainment, food, and surprise raffles.  Various units within the Department had an amazing time interacting with members of the community and showing off their toys. 

The community responded in great numbers with plenty of smiles to go around.  The “Chief on the Beat” series has always provided  an avenue to build community relationships and we are looking forward to the next one.  #OneDallas 

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Dallas Stars Honor First Responders

On March 17, 2019, the Dallas Stars honored First Responders at their game against the Vancouver Canucks. Senior Corporal Curtis Steger and his partner Django had the honor of dropping the puck for the start of the game.

The Dallas Stars Foundation and the Dallas Police Department worked together in making a 2019 Calendar that featured Stars players, the Canine Officers, and their partners. The calendar was sold Online and the Dallas Stars Foundation raised over $13,000 for the Canine Unit.

Thank you to the Dallas Stars and the Dallas Stars Foundation for your support!

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Homicide on Marsalis Avenue

On March 17, 2019, at 5:47 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call in the 900 block of N. Marsalis Avenue regarding an unconscious person. The victim, Frederick Whitley, a Black male 62-years-old, was discovered deceased from homicidal violence inside his apartment. No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective Scott Sayers at (214) 671-3647 or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case #053316-2019.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 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.

Homicide on Empire Central

On March 17, 2019, at approximately 2:56 a.m., Dallas police responded to a shooting at the intersection of Empire Central and Stemmons Freeway Northbound Service Road. The victim, Daniel Aleman, a White male 28-years-old, was shot and transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The unidentified suspect(s) left in a white pickup that turned onto Stemmons Service Road Southbound from Empire Central. Anyone with information regarding this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Frank Serra at (214) 671-4320 or frank.serra@dallascityhall.com. Please refer to case #53251-2019.

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 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.

Critical Missing Person – Alvin Renfro

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Critical Missing Person Alvin Renfro.  On March 14, 2019, at about 5:22 P.M., Mr. Renfro was last seen walking in the 7200 block of Great Trinity Forest Way.  He may be a danger to himself.

Mr. Renfro is described as a 34 year old Black male with black hair and brown eyes.  He is about 6’2” in height and weighs about 170 pounds.  Mr. Renfro was last seen wearing black and gray hoodie, blue jean shorts and a blue backpack.

If anyone knows Mr. Renfro’s whereabouts, please call 911 or contact the Dallas Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (214) 671-4268.

Officer of the Month – Senior Corporal Paul Farr

This afternoon, Senior Corporal Paul Farr, #8102 was honored as the March 2019 Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (DCPAC).  There was an honorary luncheon ceremony for Sr. Clp. Paul Farr that was hosted by the Doubletree Hotel located at 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane.

Senior Corporal Paul Farr has been a member of the Dallas Police Department since September 28, 2001. He is currently assigned to the Personnel and Support Bureau as the Military Liaison Officer and he has served in several other assignments throughout his career.

On October 16, 2019 an unprecedented ceremony was held at Jack Evans Police Headquarters to honor Dallas Police Department sworn officers who are members of the Texas National Guard and were called to duty in August 2017 to assist citizens who lived in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Senior Corporal Farr was personally responsible for the success of this ceremony.  He worked tirelessly in organizing this event and was able to secure the attendance of Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Adjutant General John Nichols.  Their attendance was an incredible honor to not only the recipients of the awards that were given, but to the entire Dallas Police Department.  Each award recipient was presented with a Certificate of Civic Achievement by the Dallas Police Department a Proclamation of Recognition by Governor Abbott on behalf of the citizens of the State of Texas for their service after Hurricane Harvey.

Cynthia Schoelen (Manager III), who nominated Senior Corporal Farr, had this to say, “Senior Corporal Farr’s dedication to his fellow officers and civilians who are veterans of the armed forces is most evident in the accomplishments that he has achieved on their behalf since his assignment to the liaison position.  His achievements in advancing this program for the Department are above and beyond what was expected, and he is a true asset to the Department.” 

Thank you, Senior Corporal Farr, for your hard work and dedication that awarded you March’s Officer of the month.  We are proud of you!!!

THE NEXT GENERATION OF COMMUNITY LEADERS!

The Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs and Youth Outreach Unit has launched a new initiative focused on youth for 2019! The “DPD YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.” The program is a FREE leadership program designed to train up young leaders, giving them the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership potential.  The program offers a monthly leadership lecture series that will include workshops and outings focused on training in leadership skills.  It’s geared toward students who want to become involved in aspects of law enforcement and community engagement. This program is for any student, regardless of grades. We want youth that have a heart for service and those that are interested in sharpening their leadership potential.

The program has a six-month commitment. Students must be 9th-12th grades at the time of enrollment.  During their time in the program students will meet with Community and Law Enforcement Leaders.  Students will to attend leadership workshops and outings including but not limited to:

  • 21st Century Policing: Community and Police
  • Goal Setting and Attainment
  • Interviewing Skills and Communication Skills
  • Leadership in Action and Conflict Resolution

The application period has started, students can apply today! The deadline is March 25, 2019. The first session will be held Saturday April 20th 9am-12pm. Applications can be picked up or emailed directly to the applicants.  For locations to pick up an application please contact us at the following information directly.

Email dpdcommunityaffairs@gmail.com or Call 214.671.4045.

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Unidos “Chief on the Beat”

On Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the North West Patrol Division will host the UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” Safety and Health Fair.

  • Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Bachman Recreation Center
  • 27750 Bachman Drive Dallas, TX 75220

The UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and the residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment. The theme of the event will be highlighting the Spanish speaking community and its rich culture that resides within the City of Dallas. This free event will provide health screenings, entertainment, food, and surprise raffles. There will also be various units from the Dallas Police Department in attendance for the community to engage and interact with.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

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2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Road Closures

The City of Dallas is hosting the 40th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. There will be several road closures in the area and an increased police presence along the parade route and in the lower Greenville area.

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Greenville Avenue at Blackwell Street and travels all the way down to SMU Boulevard. Northbound Greenville Avenue to Park Lane will be closed starting at 10:00 a.m. and southbound Greenville Avenue to Mockingbird Lane will be closed at 9:00 a.m. This stretch of Greenville Avenue, between Park Lane and Mockingbird Lane, will be closed in both directions until 4:00 p.m., so please plan accordingly if you are travelling in this area.

The Greenville Avenue Block Party will start once the parade finishes and will end at 9:00 p.m. Dallas Police officers will be staged along the parade route and in the lower Greenville area to provide security for parade participants and spectators. Citizens are encouraged to seek out officers if they need any help or have any safety concerns.

While there are currently no documented threats toward the event, we would like to remind everyone to remain vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to law enforcement officials. Please be sure to keep track of your belongings and do not leave any bags unattended.

As always, we would like for everyone to have a great time and have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day. Have fun. Be Safe. Drink Responsibly.

 

 

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Officer of the Month – Reserve Lieutenant Kyle Anderson

This morning, Reserve Lieutenat Kyle Anderson was honored as the February 2019 Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (DCPAC).  There was an honorary breakfast ceremony for Lieutenant Anderson that was hosted by the La Madeleine Cafe located at 11930 Preston Road.

Lieutenant Kyle Anderson has been a Reserve Officer with the Dallas Police Department for thirteen (13) years. During 2017, he logged 849 hours of volunteer service to the citizens of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department. That is almost four and a half times the minimum required hours of annual service which is 192.  Lieutenant Anderson cares deeply about our community and doing police work.  He received his nomination letter from Reserve Deputy Chief of Police Stephan Brody.  Chief Brody shared the stated, “His compassion and caring attitude is reflected in everything he does.  He is a perfect example of the leadership and professionalism that we want to represent the Dallas Police Department.” 

In addition to receiving February’s Officer of the Month, Lieutenant Anderson was also honored with the Outstanding Service Award by the Military Order of the World Wars.  What an outstanding accomplishment…and more importantly, what an outstanding individual.  Thank you Lieutenant Anderson for a job well done.

 

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