Burglary Suspect Caught On Video Makes Television Debut

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On September 11, 2015, an unknown Black male suspect kicked in the front door to an apartment located in the 3500 block of Ross Avenue. The suspect entered and took the owner’s property without permission.The suspect was captured on a home surveillance system committing this offense. This offense is documented on case number 211465-2015.

If you have any information regarding this offense or can identify this suspect, please contact Detective. E. Keller at 214-670-5053.

Dallas PAL Full Court Press: Prep for Success

The Dallas Police Athletic League in partnership with National Basketball Legends, National PAL, NBA Cares, Leadership Foundations, and Jobsy Wobsy present Full Court Press: Prep for Success. This is a FREE youth basketball and mentoring clinic for under-served boys and girls, ages 8-17, in cities across the United States. The program is designed to introduce participating youth to positive role models in both basketball and life, with equal time spent on the basketball court, in the classroom, and at the mentoring round table as a part of robust curriculum. See the flyer below for more information. and the waiver and registration forms.

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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 PD, Dallas S.O. and NPPA to Host Events on the Right to Photograph and Record in Public

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The Dallas Police Department respects the Constitutional rights of all people and recognizes the importance of transparency and honesty in its operations.  To that end, the department will co-host a class for law enforcement officers on the rights of citizens to record and photograph in public.  In cooperation with the Dallas Sheriff’s Office (DSO), the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Region 8 – National Press Photographers Association, Sigma Delta Chi / The foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the course will address First and Fourth Amendment rights, search and seizure, exigent circumstances, federal civil rights lawsuits against police agencies as well as an analysis and update on the most recent cases and court rulings dealing with these issues. For additional information check out the event’s website!

osterreicherMickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, will discuss the “coextensive” right of both the press and the public to photograph and record as well as provide practical advice regarding the best ways to handle these situations.  The program is offered at no charge to law enforcement, fire/rescue officers, public information officers/managers at any Texas government agency or department.

In addition to the law enforcement class, the collective sponsors for the event will host a moderated Public Panel Discussion which will be open to the public.  The panel will consist of a local journalist or photojournalist, a representative of a local police department, a representative of a local police association and a local First Amendment attorney.  This event will happen on the evening of October 16, 2014 in the Hoblitzelle Auditorium of the Bill J. Priest Institute campus.  Doors for this event will open at 6:00pm with introductions and welcomes starting at 6:45pm.  The event is scheduled to conclude at 9:00pm.  Local media is invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to set up cameras, microphones, etc… before the event. Continue reading

Slide Presentation from BIG Social Media Launch

Below are the slides from the Dallas Police Department’s BIG Social Media Launch today, February 24, 2014!