Crime and violence have always dominated the headlines, but the latest statistics have given us some positive news as the number of violent crimes continues to drop across the U.S. Experts say the use of technology in police work may be turning the tide.
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Our Community Courts focus on rehabilitating each defendant and restoring the community. Persons issued citations for ‘quality of life’, Class C misdemeanor crimes within a community court’s geographical service area receive notice to swiftly appear before the community court judge. Defendants who plead “guilty” or “no contest” may be ordered to perform community service restitution in the neighborhood; the judge can also require defendants to attend rehabilitative and educational programs. Typical offenses adjudicated in the community court include: open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, housing code violations, solicitation by coercion and solicitation of a prohibited substance. Community Prosecutors serve as the prosecutors for the 6 community court dockets.
The Community Courts also operate two specialty dockets: a Drug treatment Court and a Veteran’s Treatment Court.
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5 Day (40 Hour) Course
NICP CPTED Professional Designation Qualifying Course
May 21 – 25, 2018
Dallas Police Department In Service Training Academy
5610 Red Bird Center Drive, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75237
CPTED strategies are ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, Architects, City/Urban/Park Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, Landscape Architects, Security Consultants, Educators or anyone involved in designing neighborhoods, schools, downtowns, buildings, or revitalization efforts. It is an effective way of fighting crime and promoting business. Get more information here.
While the hazards of fentanyl exposure are significant for LEOs, it’s important to understand the myths and realities
Sponsored by Smiths Detection By Melissa Mann for PoliceOne BrandFocus
The potency of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has created a fear of accidental exposure and overdose among first responders, particularly police officers.
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This improved reporting system is currently being implemented by Dallas PD.
The National Incident-Based Reporting System, or NIBRS, implemented to improve the overall quality of crime data collected by law enforcement, captures details on each single crime incident—as well as on separate offenses within the same incident—including information on victims, known offenders, relationships between victims and offenders, arrestees, and property involved in the crimes. Continue reading
Date: April 16-19, 2028
Place: Sheraton Hotel Dallas, Texas
Presented by: Dallas Police Department and Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim’s advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with victims of crime.
Additional Information: http://www.conferencecaw.org
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family and to the Richardson Texas Police Department on the death of Officer David Sherrard during a disturbance investigation. Officer Sherrard’s commitment to keep our community safe will never be forgotten.
As crime drops in Houston, police chief says HPD needs thousands more on the force
By St. John Barned-Smith
Updated 9:22 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Crime in Houston overall continued to trend downward and fell slightly in 2017, Chief Art Acevedo said Monday, as he continued to insist the department is severely understaffed and needs to grow by as many as 2,000 officers.
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It has long been a policy goal of developed countries to become “slum-free.” In fact, the town-planning movement in the U.K. was born out of the desire to combat the severe public health problems caused by the densely-packed slum communities that grew up around centers of industry as the Industrial Revolution took hold.
However, with alarming levels of inequality emerging in the U.S., people are starting to ask whether slums are still a phenomenon confined to the developing world, or whether they are also a cancer within?
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Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press Published 3:56 p.m. ET May 23, 2016 | Updated 10:20 p.m. ET May 23, 2016
Businesses pay for real-time video surveillance
Nearly a dozen McDonald’s fast-food restaurants across Detroit are joining a list of businesses equipped with enhanced lighting and high-resolution video cameras as part of a crime-fighting strategy called Project Green Light.
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