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We live in a relatively crime-free neighborhood, where it’s safe to walk around at night and spend time at the park. Why do we need ENP? Safety is the #1 concern of homeowners in our neighborhood and we have definitely seen a decrease in criminal activity since the inception in of the program in 2005.
Expanded Neighborhood Patrol is a program created by the city of Dallas that allows neighborhoods to employ off-duty police officers to supplement standard patrol hours. These officers are armed, trained to make arrests, issue citations, etc. They patrol in a squad car fully equipped, which allows officers to monitor 911 calls, suspicious person reports, check outstanding warrants, stolen cars and other violations.
Benefits of membership in HSMNA ENP:
Other services to the neighborhood:
JOIN NOW! Don’t take your safety and property value for granted: support ENP.
It costs $200 per household annually (that’s 54¢ per day).
If a crime occurs, report it. This sounds easy doesn’t it?
HSMNA has had a year with low crime numbers reported. The main crime events registered have been burglaries of a motor vehicle. It is estimated that only half of all crime is ever reported. Law enforcement agencies are unable to do anything about crime if they don’t know about it. Let’s continue to keep our neighborhood safe. If you are a victim of a crime, it is ESSENTIAL that you report it.
If you are a witness to a crime, it is just as important to report the crime as well. Eyewitness information is the key to solving most crimes. If you report a crime or suspicious activity, you do NOT have to be contacted by the responding police officer. If you choose to be contacted, it can be in person or the officer can contact you via telephone from their patrol vehicle. Our ENP officers are listening for crime reports while patrolling our neighborhood and when they are working their DPD shifts.
The purpose of reporting suspicious activity is to prevent crime from occurring. Remember these tips for reporting suspicious or criminal activity.
Call 911 immediately and report the suspicious activity or crime. Tell the 911 operator all that you remember about the incident. No fact is too trivial. In many cases, it is the information provided by the victim or witness that leads to the offender being apprehended. Another option for reporting is to use the https://www.dallaspolice.net site and click on the yellow bar to file a report.
The Dallas Police Department is committed to serving the citizens of Dallas through a cooperative working relationship between the police and the people they serve. The success of solving crime lies in the actions of the citizens who have knowledge of, or view these criminal acts. With your help, we can all strive to make Dallas a safer place to live and play.
iWatch Dallas is a community awareness program that educates the community about suspicious activities & criminal behaviors. iWatch Dallas focuses on criminal behavior and criminal enterprises that could also indicate a nexus to terrorist activities. Citizens are provided a convenient reporting method to provide tips and leads to police concerning crime that is affecting their community.
iWatch Dallas allows our citizens to harness the communication capabilities of the internet/social networking sites to report crime tips and leads. This site will be a new and innovative tool to increase our community wide effort to reduce crime.
Information to provide to the 911 Operator includes but is not limited to:
What is the reason you are calling?
What is the address where the incident occurred?
How many suspects are there?
What do they look like as in ethnicity, height, weight, approximate age?
What clothing are they wearing?
Are weapons involved or have any been seen?
Has the suspect left the scene?
Which direction did they go?
Are they on foot or driving a vehicle?
What model and make of vehicle? Any damage on vehicle, license plate number?
Are witnesses still at the location?
Identifying Suspicious Activity
Person going from door to door in a residential area, especially if one or more persons go to the residence
Burglary suspect or trespassers
Waiting or loitering in front of a house or business, if the business is closed or the house is unoccupied
Forcing entrance, or entering your neighbor’s house when it is unoccupied
Burglary, theft or scene of a crime
Persons running, especially if something of value is being carried
Fleeing scene of crime
Person carrying valuable items at late hour
Robbery, burglary, or fleeing scene of crime
High volume of people walking from and to a certain residence on a daily or regular basis
Fencing, Drugs or other illegal activities
Rape or Assault, Robbery
Persons standing (loitering) around vehicles or going from vehicle to vehicle in parking lots or on streets
Auto Theft, Burglary of Motor Vehicle
Persons standing (loitering) around schools, parks or secluded areas
Sex Offender, Drugs
Persons offering items for sale at a very low price
Strangers standing (loitering) or driving though a neighborhood several times
Delivery person with a wrong address or name of resident
Parked or occupied vehicle containing one or more persons for a long period or unusual hour
Lookouts for future burglary or robbery
Vehicle being loaded with valuables if parked by a business after hours or late at night by a residence
Burglary or Theft in progress
Abandoned vehicle parked for over 2 days
Vehicle containing visible weapons
Persons being forced inside a vehicle
Kidnapping, Assault, Rape, Robbery
Vehicles where a business transaction is being conducted around schools or parks
Stolen property or drugs
Locked vehicle that someone is attempting to forcible enter
Auto theft or burglary of vehicle in progress
Open or broken doors and windows at a closed business or residence
Theft or vandalism in progress
Unusual noises such as gunshots, screaming or dogs barking continuously
Burglary, Theft, Assault, Prowler, Rape, Drugs
Sounds of breaking glass
Burglary or Vandalism
Response Timing & Prioritization
Depending on the nature and urgency of the 911 call, the dispatcher will make a determination as to when the officer’s actually receive the information. If resources are limited and the call is not of an urgent life-threatening situation, the call may take longer before it is dispatched to ensure that all urgent calls are handled first. If our ENP officer is on duty for the neighborhood they will be able to respond immediately when they hear the call.
DPD operates a 5-tier call prioritization system to ensure response to the most serious 911 calls first. The following table sets forth the goals for the projected maximum response times and the types of class that are classified within each tier. Total response time consists of the dispatch time plus the travel time.
Call Tier Level
Category of Call
Type 1 – Emergency (RED) Goal is 8 minutes or less, 1 minute dispatch and 7 minutes travel time
Family Violence AWARE Alarm
Emergency Blood Transfers
All Felonies in Progress
Persons(s) in Danger
Type 2 – Urgent (White) Goal is 10 minutes or less, 3 minute dispatch and 7 minutes travel time
911 Hang-up (Residence / Business)
Disturbance (Potential Violence) – fight, argument
Major Accident – someone is hurt
Prowler – someone that shouldn’t be on property
Hold Up Alarm (Panic Alarm)
Criminal Assault (Rape)
Others crimes in progress
Type 3 Prompt (Green) Goal is 14 minutes or less, 8 minute dispatch and 6 minutes travel time
Drunk (public intoxication)
Burglary (recent or suspect still there)
Missing person under age 10 or over 65
Prisoner (held by security guard) – mall
Type 4 – Non Urgent (Blue) Goal for dispatch of non-urgent call is 60 minutes
Parking Violation (not hazardous)
Telephone service priority calls receive telephone service only conducted by Public Service Expeditor Unit
Burglary of a vehicle, coin-operated machine, storage shed/garage
Burglary of residences and businesses
Thefts of persons or service
Unauthorized use of Motor Vehicle (more than 30 minutes before time of call)
Wanted to Locate
Missing Person (Not Critical)
Robbery (When complainant has left location)