Dallas Junior Police Academy

I would like to introduce you to the Doug Woodham Dallas Junior Police Academy. First, we are a 501(c)(3) corporation as of 2013. The JPA program has been founded to teach Dallas Area students to keep themselves safe and, in turn, their community safe and “make better choices”. Beginning in 2010, the main activity of JPA was, and still is, having academy classes for students. The Academy classes have always been planned by a volunteer committee, which consists of community volunteers, current and retired Dallas Police Department officers, a retired FBI employee, and a former Dallas City Council Member. The classes are taught by Dallas Police Officers, volunteers from other non-profits, JPA Board members, Dallas Police Explorers and community volunteers.

The Basic Class is for students in the 4th-7th grade and is held at the Police Academy. JPA now accepts up to 100 students for each class on a first-come, first-serve basis, and each student goes through a background check prior to acceptance. Our classes fill up quickly (last one filled up in 2½ days) and we have 150-200 students per class on the waiting list. We plan to have four Basic Classes in 2018. We have had approximately 2,000 students attend the classes.

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Henderson County gaming room raid nets 4 arrests – KTRE.com


Sheriff: Henderson County gaming room raid nets 4 arrests – KTRE.com

Jeff Awtrey

2-3 minutes

“These game rooms make their owners fortunes, prey on vulnerable people and attract drugs, drug dealers and other criminals,” Hillhouse said. “Our investigations take time, must be perfectly executed and require the cooperation of other enforcement agencies. But we are making a difference and running these businesses out of this County.”

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New training programs, partnerships aim to combat human trafficking


New training programs, partnerships aim to combat human trafficking

Bambi Majumdar

4-5 minutes

We have come a long way in enforcing laws and fighting crime. As a society, we are better informed and more aware of our world. Yet, the human trafficking industry is flourishing.

No matter how many of these vile criminals are taken down, more offenders spring up elsewhere. But law enforcement professionals haven’t given up.

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Medicare Strike Force Focuses on Fraudsters


Medicare Strike Force Focuses on Fraudsters

John Rosengren

11-14 minutes

Diane Vu, with the Office of Inspector General for HHS in Los Angeles, helps lead federal efforts against Medicare fraud in that city.

A decade ago, several federal agencies created the Medicare Fraud Strike Force as a main weapon against fraud. Since then it has charged more than 3,500 people with ripping off Medicare for more than $12.5 billion as of early 2017 and recovered $2.52 billion of that money.

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Edward George Fox III (1930 – 2018)

Former CWEB Board Member Obituary

Edward George Fox III passed away May 7 in Orwigsburg.

He was born in Pottsville, April 11, 1930, to Edward G. II and Eleanor Jones Fox.

Edward graduated from Pottsville High School in 1947. He then attended Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and graduated with a degree in mining engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Edward served as a lieutenant in the Navy during the Korean War.

In October 1958, he married Susan Daniels, York, and had two sons, Edward “Ted” and Thomas Fox.

Edward began his career in the oil mining industry with Joy Manufacturing in locations in the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions. He moved his family to Dallas, Texas, in 1970, and began working for Dresser Industries as vice president of marketing. After retiring from the mining industry, Edward established his own payroll services company, which he successfully operated for 10 years. He was very active in the Prestonwood Estates Neighborhood Association in Dallas, serving as president and Crime Watch coordinator. He was also active with the Dallas Police Department and assisted with establishing Volunteers in Patrol neighborhood crime watch groups in many Dallas area neighborhoods.

In 2014, he returned to his home state of Pennsylvania and served as an elder in the United Presbyterian Church of Pottsville. He also served on the board of directors for The Children’s Home and as a Commissioner of Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan, and son, Ted.

He is survived by his son, Thomas, and daughter-in-law, Gail, Dallas, Texas; sister, Marcia Fox Ryon, Orwigsburg, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. All services will be private. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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New bill offers police officers protections similar to those for hate crime victims

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN

Updated 11:35 PM ET, Tue May 8, 2018

(CNN)Harming a police officer is already a crime under federal law, and all 50 states have laws that enhance penalties for doing so.

But a new bill modeled after a federal hate crime statute would make it a crime to intentionally target a law enforcement officer based on his “actual or perceived status” as one.                       Read full article  HERE.

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2 Dallas officers, civilian injured in shooting at a Home Depot

The Dallas Morning News

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Read entire article here.

DALLAS — Two officers and a Home Depot loss prevention officer were shot Tuesday afternoon at one of the stores in Dallas, police said.

The officers were critically wounded in the shooting at the store in the Lake Highlands neighborhood, near U.S. Highway 75 and Forest Lane, police said. The loss prevention officer’s condition was not available.

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Bullets over Bent Creek: who’s responsible for protecting the shopping center


Bullets over Bent Creek: who’s responsible for protecting the shopping center from crime?

Written By Andy Shaw
18-23 minutes
Read AdvocateMag article  HERE

Reprinted with permission from Advocacy Magazine

What’s it like to have a business in one of the city’s crime hot spots? And whose responsibility is it to protect a shopping center?(Photos by Danny Fulgencio).

Editor’s note:
Names of some business owners and their businesses have been omitted out of a fear of retribution. Considering the high rate of crime, the Advocate agreed to this request to protect our sources.

Lauren never saw it coming. 

She was near the entrance of her small business in a north Lake Highlands strip center, waving to a regular client who had just pulled up. Her heavy glass door slammed open with a bang and in flew a young woman with a phone in one hand and a handgun in the other. The intruder grabbed the door handle and held it closed, screaming, “Call the police! He’s gonna kill me!”

A man banged into the door. He gripped a handgun, too, as he jerked back on the door in a tug-of-war with the screaming woman.

Read AdvocateMag article  HERE

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Why Plano police officers are using thermal cameras on patrol


Why Plano police officers are using thermal cameras on patrol
Author: Matt Howerton
3-4 minutes

Plano police tracking dangers in the dark. Read entire story KHOU  article.

Most of the department’s patrol fleet is utilizing infrared cameras that are attached to the spotlights of squad cars.

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Watch out for fraud!

Watch out for fraud!

March 7, 2018

We all need to be on guard against people who want to take advantage of us. Fraud comes in all shapes and sizes. You should be on the lookout for different kinds of fraud. Here are a few places you may be vulnerable: Continue reading

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