Nuisance Abastement Team
4230 W Illinois ave.
Dallas, Texas 75211
Dallas Police Headquarters
The Nuisance Abatement Team was created to be as
supplemental community based policing strategy to abate
historical criminal activity on properties. The use of real
property as bases of operation for criminal enterprise
adversely impacts the quality of life of the s urrounding
neighborhoods. Properties that have become havens for
illegal drug trafficking, prostitution, illegal gambling and
organized criminal gang activity prevent communities from
enjoying a collective sense of security and well being.
Citizens' perceptions that criminal activity is allowed to
occur, without being challenged by the police, leads to
diminished confidence in the law enforcement authority.
Economic development and revitalization plans for com-
munities become problematic because of the crime and
the fears associated with crime.
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 un-
cooperative property owners to assist in the abatement of
these nuisances is designed to rehabilitate these propert-
ies and revitalize the affected community. S.A.F.E. requires
property owners, after notification of the existence of a
nuisance, to demonstrate proactive management of their
properties in the abatement effort. Uncooperative prop-
erty 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.