Help US Identify U-Haul Theft Suspect

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who was captured on video  taking a U-Haul truck without permission.

On September 19, 2015, between the hours of 2:40 a.m. and 2:46 a.m., the unknown suspect  captured in the above video took a U-Haul truck from 7015 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. The video shows a Black male walking around the parking lot in what appears to be dark-colored shorts and a white T Shirt. The male also appears to have braids and a receding hairline. On September 20, 2015, the stolen U-haul truck was abandoned and recovered by officers at 11810 C.F. Hawn Service Road. Officers inventoried the U-haul and found a full size ATM that had been broken open.

If you have any information regarding this offense or know the identity of the person in the video, please contact Crime Stoppers at  214-373-TIPS (8477) or the Major Crimes Unit at 214-671-3322.

Dallas Police Department Wins Community Policing Photo Contest

Photo contest winner - Sgt. Nekia Tillotson speaks to children at a local school about the importance of calling 911.

Winning contest photo – Sgt. Nekia Tillotson speaks to children at a local school about the importance of calling 911.

The Dallas Police Department was recognized and awarded for its community policing efforts during a monthly Community Policing in Action photo contest sponsored by COPS. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is a division within the U.S. Department of Justice that is dedicated to community policing services.  

Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs develops educational safety programs and crime prevention programs for all ages, all over the city. The department also has several youth programs that focus on building relationships with children and young adults early on in order to build trust with law enforcement officers.

To view the entire COPS article, click on the following link:

Working Together To Save A Life

On July 9, 2015, at approximately 9:47pm, 9-1-1 received an emergency call regarding a major vehicle accident that occurred at Greenville Avenue and Bryan Parkway.  A motorcycle had collided with a vehicle, causing the motorcyclist to become trapped underneath the vehicle.  Several witnesses rushed to the scene and police arrived within thirty seconds of being dispatched. The first attempt of using a jack to raise the vehicle failed. The female motorcyclist was gasping for air as the vehicle was crushing her.  Realizing the dire situation at hand, Dallas police officers, Dallas Fire Rescue, and citizens changed course and relied on unified physical human strength.  Instead of waiting for additional equipment to arrive, the decision was made to lift the vehicle by hand.  Dash cam video captured the incident as this team came together to do the unthinkable.  They lifted the vehicle, pulled the victim out from underneath, and rushed her to the hospital.  Remarkably, she sustained no major injuries from the crash.

Join us for Coffee with Cops!

“Coffee with Cops” is a community engagement opportunity for residents to get to know the officers working in their neighborhood. The primary goal of the “Coffee with Cops” event is to enhance the relationship between the Dallas Police Department and the residents of Dallas. On April 6, 2013, the Dallas Police Department hosted their first “Coffee with Cops” at one McDonald’s location in the Southwest Division. With the success of this initial community engagement event, the department rolled out a second “Coffee with Cops” on December 20, 2013, which was held simultaneously at McDonald’s locations across all seven Patrol Divisions. “We thank McDonald’s for their continued support of our department’s community engagement initiatives,” said Dallas Police Chief David Brown. “Coffee with Cops further enhances the relationship between the Dallas Police Department and local residents,” said Brown. Such events provide an opportunity for informal and small scale interaction between the community and law enforcement, furthering Chief of Police David Brown’s community policing initiative.

The Dallas Police Department invites all residents to attend one of the participating McDonald’s locations for the upcoming “Coffee with Cops” to meet with officers and receive a free cup of hot/iced coffee. Residents are encouraged to join the conversation online using the #DPDCoffeewithCops.

Friday, March 7, 2014 “Coffee with Cops” will be held simultaneously in all seven patrol divisions from 7 to 9 a.m. at the following McDonald’s locations:
– Central Division: 5403 Ross Avenue, 75206
– Northeast Division: 8117 East R.L. Thornton Freeway, 75228
– Southeast Division: 2215 S. Buckner, 75227
– Southwest Division: 4223 W. Illinois, 75211
– Northwest Division: 3520 Storey Lane, 75220
– North Central Division: 14770 Preston, 75254
– South Central Division: 125 W. Camp Wisdom Road, 75232