Community Engagement Unit 

9801 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75220


The Community Engagement Unit (CEU) is made up of three specialized teams; Deployment Team, Crime Response Team (CRT), and the Neighborhood Policing/Nuisance Abatement Team.

The Deployment Team reduces violent and property crime by actively identifying, locating and arresting wanted persons and habitual offenders.

The Crime Response Team (CRT) is a specialized squad that primarily works to investigate illegal drug activity within the Northwest Patrol Division.

The Neighborhood Policing/Nuisance Abatement Team works as a liaison between the Police Department and their respective communities. Neighborhood Policing Officers work to establish a rapport with the citizens in the division. They also solve quality of life issues and maintain special departmental programs.

The principal purpose of the CEU is to work closely with the community to reduce crime and raise the quality of life within the Northwest Patrol Division. Partnerships between the Police Department and the community are crucial to the implementation of crime reduction programs and initiatives.

The CEU strives to create an open line of communication with citizens so issues and concerns can be resolved in a timely and effective manner.

"Together We Can Make A Difference"

Lt. Ashford
C.E.U. Commander


Dallas Police Department
Northwest Division
9801 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75220
Tel 214-670-6178
Northwest Division Commander
Deputy Chief Catrina Shead
Community Engagement Unit