Community Engagement Unit


Comprised of three teams, the Community Engagement Unit's mission is to spearhead the department's mission of working with the community in combatting crime. 

Community policing is a philosophy as well as a proactive way of doing business. The commitment to work with communities to handle the immediate and longer-term causes of crime through joint problem solving reduces crime and improves quality of life. It also makes officers safer and increases the likelihood of individuals to abide by the law. 

Through crime watch groups, Volunteer in Patrol, and other volunteer programs, the people of Dallas have joined the department in combatting crime. The public's involvement has been a critical element in the reduction of crime.

The Neighborhood Policing Team of the Southwest Patrol Division is responsible for interacting directly with the public, with the goal of fostering trust, cooperation and communication between the community and the department. Officers assigned to the team attend crime watch meetings, teach classes for Volunteers in Patrol, coordinate etching of valuables, and a host of other programs. Officers volunteer to serve in this team and are interviewed and selected based on their abilities and qualities that relate to the duties required of team members. The officers of the Neighborhood Policing Team want to be involved in this program, want to work directly with the community, and are excited about their involvement.

 

Neighborhood Policing Unit - Heavily involved with the community, the Neighborhood Policing Team works hand in hand with the community.  Officers of this team frequently attend crime watch and community meetings, gathering information first-hand that can be relayed to other teams within the department.  When not working directly with the community, officers work the streets combatting crime.

Sgt. Michael Lambert - 214-670-7464


  • Sr. Cpl. James Todd
  • Sr. Cpl. Stephanie Leal
  • Sr. Cpl. Ruben Lozano
  • P.O. Shatara Lemons


Lakewest Storefront - Heavily involved with the West Dallas community, the Lakewest Storefront Team works hand in hand with the West Dallas community.  Officers of this team frequently attend crime watch and community meetings, gathering information first-hand that can be relayed to other teams within the department.  When not working directly with the community, officers work the streets combatting crime.

Sgt. Albert Ramos - 214-670-8626

 

  • Sr. Cpl. Willie Parham
  • Sr. Cpl. Arnulfo Pargas
  • Sr. Cpl. Luis Estrella
  • Sr. Cpl. Trevis Graham
  • Sr. Cpl. Yuridia Morales
  • P.O. Jeffery Alvarez
  • P.O. Craig Turner

 

Redbird Outreach Center (ROC) - Heavily involved with the Redbird areas, the ROC Team works hand in hand with the Redbird area community.  Officers of this team frequently attend crime watch and community meetings, gathering information first-hand that can be relayed to other teams within the department.  When not working directly with the community, officers work the streets combatting crime.

Sgt. Gerri Harper - 214-671-1568

 

  • Sr. Cpl. O. Boudet
  • P.O. A. Townsend



Contact

Dallas Police Department
Southwest Division
4230 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211
Tel 214-670-7470
South Bureau Commander
Deputy Chief Malik Aziz


Southwest Division Commander

Major Richard Foy


Community Engagement Unit
214-670-7470
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