Advice on Burglary and Prevention

 Home Security Burglary Prevention

According to the FBI, a burglary occurs somewhere in the United States every 15.4 seconds. By far, the most common threat to our home is burglary. Burglary is a non-confrontational property crime that occurs when we are not at home.

Burglary in Buckner Terrace has decreased over the years possibly due to:

  • Increase number of burglar alarms system in homes
  • Installation of security cameras
  • Environmental Design such as perimeter enclosure (fence type and height) and landscaping
  • Police, and VIP presence
  • Nosy neighbors
  • Effective crime watch program.

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Armed educators: An inside look at how Texas trains its teachers to target shooters | Education

Written By Dallas Morning News Editorial
14-18 minutes

PFLUGERVILLE — At 12:56 p.m., a single shot rings out at Windermere Elementary School.

A second later, a few more rounds pop off, their harsh blasts echoing off the main hallway’s high ceilings. Then, the screams begin. Nearly two dozen people stream out toward the main exit, their hands up, running toward safety. A man and woman stand at the end of the hallway, navigating slowly through the oncoming pack. But before they reach the source of the shots, before they peer around the hallway’s blind corner, out steps a man with a gun, his barrel pointed high at those fleeing.

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Northwest Prostitution Enforcement Efforts

Between July 1, 2018 and July 10, 2018, officers from the Northwest Patrol Division conducted prostitution enforcement initiatives to address prostitution activity in a specified area.  Below are the results of their efforts.

Additionally, on July 14, 2018, a prostitution operation was conducted at Walnut Hill / Shady Trial / Southwell areas between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Below are the results of the operation.

  • 5 pedestrian stops
  • 3 manifesting prostitution citations issued
  • 2 arrested with failure to appear citations


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Prostitutes flood back into northwest Dallas after police vice unit shuttered | Commentary
Prostitutes flood back into northwest Dallas after police vice unit shuttered | Commentary
Written By Mitchell Schnurman
6-7 minutes

On her Facebook page, a next-door neighbor and feels-like-forever-ago Thomas Jefferson High School classmate keeps what she calls the “Walnut Hill Lane hooker count,” posted semi-regularly with a touch of fashion commentary. As in: “Sis is back on the track, keeping it sexy in a cute Ivy Park athleisure wear outfit.”

My friend Candy doesn’t have to go far to collect her stats. We live off Walnut Hill Lane in northwest Dallas, and there are prostitutes on Walnut Hill Lane, especially the closer you get to Harry Hines Boulevard. Because plus ça change.

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Policing and Metrics

Policing and Metrics[1]

Just like in education, medicine, and the military statistics can be gamed to make the outcome support the desired conclusion. In recent decades metrics has transformed policing into a numbers game that can also be easily manipulated. It is common knowledge that for data tabulations the results are only as good as the data collected—garbage in, garbage out. Continue reading

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Dallas police leave hospital ‘with our hearts broken’ after DWI suspect kills motorcycle officer

A 32-year Dallas police veteran was killed by a drunken driving suspect early Saturday while accompanying the funeral escort of a fellow officer on Interstate 20.

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Keeping Dallas Safe

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Keeping Dallas Safe: Aggravated Robbery Suspects Arrested

Keeping Dallas Safe: Central CRT & Deployment Arrest Carjacker

Arrests Made: Double Homicide at Pueblo Park

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How Can Law Enforcement Mitigate the Opioid Crisis in America? – Patrol
How Can Law Enforcement Mitigate the Opioid Crisis in America? – Patrol
by Doug Wyllie – Also by this author
6-8 minutes

Opioids don’t just kill drug addicts — opioids are killing officer morale as well
July 13, 2018

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced a new rule to “improve the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to combat the national opioid crisis.”

The rule states that “the Attorney General, through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has issued and administers regulations setting aggregate production quotas for each basic class of controlled substances in schedules I and II, manufacturing quotas for individual manufacturers, and procurement quotas for manufacturers to produce other controlled substances or to convert the substances into dosage form.”

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Texas police allegedly find $4.8 million worth of drugs hidden inside man’s tires

Texas police allegedly find $4.8 million worth of drugs hidden inside man’s tires
By Fernando Ramirez
Updated 1:20 pm CDT, Monday, July 16, 2018

Austin police revealed the haul from a major drug bust last week that found $4.8 million worth of illegal drugs.

The Austin Police Department said they caught Armando Martinez, 43, smuggling 138 pounds of illegal narcotics inside the metal casings of his car tires. Authorities estimated the value of the drugs to be $4.8 million.

Police said they stopped Martinez last Tuesday because he was speeding and his car did not have a front license plate. During the traffic stop, a drug-sniffing dog gave a positive alert on the vehicle, leading to the discovery of the narcotics, police said.

Austin police said the tires had been modified with moon-shaped steel casings that were welded on. All four tires had illegal drugs, police said.

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Code Compliance opens registration for July Code Academy

The City of Dallas Department of Code Compliance Services has opened registration for the next Citizens Code Academy. The Academy is free, and is open to Dallas residents 18 years of age or older. The Academy is a three week program where attendees will learn about the Department, its staff and initiatives.

The class meets on consecutive Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. The next Academy will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, and conclude on July 24. Registration is limited to a maximum of 30 students, and is on a first come, first serve basis. For registrants who sign up after the class is full, they will be put on a waitlist for future Citizens Academy classes.

Learn more and register online here.

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