Nuisance RISK Property Team
The Nuisance Abatement Team forges vested partnerships with cooperative property owners to combat common and public nuisances. The utilization of criminal/civil statutes as well as local enforcement authority to compel uncooperative property owners to assist in the abatement of these nuisances. This program is designed to rehabilitate these properties and revitalize the affected community. Nuisance RISK Property Team requires property owners after notification of the existence of a nuisance, to demonstrate proactive management of their properties in the abatement effort. Uncooperative property owners face criminal/civil actions to repair, demolish, close or forfeit their interest in the property when the nuisance goes unabated. The ultimate goal is to eliminate criminal nuisances. The aggregate benefits are revitalized neighborhoods that are safer and cleaner places in which to live, work and visit.
Chapter 125 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code defines a criminal nuisance as a person who maintains a place to which persons habitually go for the following purposes and who knowingly tolerates the activity and furthermore fails to make reasonable attempts to abate the activity maintains a common nuisance:
- Capital Murder or Murder
- Aggravated Sexual Assault or Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Robbery or Robbery
- Aggravated Assault
- Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
- Discharge of a firearm in a public place or reckless discharge of a firearm;
- Engaging in organized criminal activity as a member of gang;
- Deliver, possession, manufacture, or use of a controlled substance;
- Gambling, promotion, or communicating gambling information;
- Prostitution, promotion, aggravated promotion, or compelling; or
- Commercial manufacture, distribution or exhibition of obscene material.
The abatement team may consist, but is not limited to, police officers, city code officers, and city attorney. The team can investigate multi-family housing, residential houses, shopping centers, businesses, and any property that is not city owned.
Some of methods to control criminal activity can include:
Crime reduction through environmental design
Security alarm systems
Criminal trespassing affidavit
Implementing and distributing property rules and adhering to the rules
Good rapport with police officers
Nuisance RISK Property Detectives
Detective Bert Rippy #6853
9915 E. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas, Texas 75238
South Central Division
Detective Christopher Wood #8672
1999 E. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75241
Detective Scott Corbo #6422
334 S. Hall St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
Detective Richard Todd #6706
725 North Jim Miller Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75217
Detective Tawanna Williams #10062
4032 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75211
Detective Clarence Lockett #6205
9801 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75220
North Central Division
Detective Steven Younger #6388
6969 McCallum Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75252
Nuisance RISK Property Team (Sergeant)
Sergeant Jennifer Logan #9023
1999 E. Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, Texas 75241