Hello all, including flyers & event information for many of our upcoming Community Engagement events and meetings. Please help us spread the word.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information on any of the following events.
DEA National Prescription Drug Takeback Day
Saturday, April 27th (10am – 2pm)
Dallas Police Department Health & Wellness Expo
Saturday, April 27th (9am – 1pm)
8am start w/ Fun Run & 3-mile race
Location: Kiest Park & Recreation Center – 3081 S. Hampton Rd.
DPD Listening Tour
Tuesday, May 7th (6:30pm – 8pm)
Location: Campbell Green Recreation Center – 16600 Park Hill Dr.
DPD’s LGBTQ+ Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, May 23rd (6:30pm – 8pm)
Location: The Resource Center – 5750 Cedar Springs Rd.
Joli Angel Robinson
City of Dallas | dallaspolice.net
Dallas Police Department
Office of Community Affairs
Youth Outreach Unit
1400 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
by Anna Giaritelli | April 10, 2019 12:06 AM
A northern Texas sheriff says his county has seen a big uptick in methamphetamine and heroin seizures since October, saying Mexican drug smugglers are using large groups of migrants to divert Border Patrol’s attention while they run narcotics over the border in nearby areas.
Interesting article–read more here.
Dallas County will move away from “criminalizing poverty,” District Attorney John Creuzot announced Thursday, outlining a reform plan to decriminalize low-level crimes and decrease the use of excessive probation and bail.
In an open letter to the public, Creuzot detailed his plan to curb overly high bail amounts and stop prosecuting most first-time marijuana offenses and some misdemeanors he believes often stem from poverty.
Read entire story here
Mar 8, 2019 | STATESCOOP
Police departments should gauge the sentiment of the communities they serve before adopting new law enforcement technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles or artificial intelligence, speakers said at a session on 21st-century policing Friday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
The Boston Police Department, for instance, does not use drones because the technology has not yet earned the public’s trust, said Paul Fitzgerald, the department’s former intelligence and analysis chief.
More information here.
Sheriff’s Department in Texas County Uses Drone to Nab Suspect – Rotor & Wing International
A Seeker thermal imaging law enforcement drone by the Texas-based company, MAXSUR
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in central Texas said that it used a thermal imaging drone to help capture a suspect that sheriff’s deputies said was carrying narcotics and had fired on another law enforcement officer earlier this month.
In the early morning of Jan. 5, police from Georgetown were chasing 22-year-old Malik Anthony Rashan Jackovich when Jackovich ditched his car near the San Gabriel River and ran under a bridge, law enforcement officials said. Jackovich fired at police, who called for aid from Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.
DPD needs drones too!
Dallas police hope to be flying drones by 2019 — and here’s why they say you shouldn’t be afraid of that
Law enforcement agencies turning to drones to fight crime
Taking to the air: Drones and law enforcement
Proposed Dallas Police Department “DRONE” Program