Our neighborhood participates in the Expanded Neighborhood Patrol Program by hiring off-duty police officers to patrol our neighborhood. The program is coordinated through the Dallas Police Department. ENP is popular and successful in many Dallas neighborhoods, including Greenland Hills, Vickery Place, Cochran Heights, Hollywood/Santa Monica, Munger Place and Forest Hills. Its purpose is to raise police presence, reduce crime, improve communication, and educate residents.
Our program started in April 2008 with about 100 resident members. At this time, we are patrolling 10 hours per week, but we hope to ramp this up to 20 hours per week soon. The route and days/hours of patrol will be ever changing, determined by factors such as crime trends in the neighborhood and input from the Crime Watch committee. The Crime Watch committee is made up of volunteer block captains.
Crime Watch/ENP dues are $200 per year, $150 per year for seniors 65 and older. Dues will be good for one year from the month they are received.
Anyone who lives in the LGNA boundaries can participate, whether you rent or own. (Our area is Greenville to Skillman, Mockingbird to Ross) To join, please fill out the form found in the link below and mail it back with a check made out to LGNA-ENP or bring it to the next LGNA General Meeting. For more information, email crimewatch @ LGNA (dot) net or call Darren Dattalo at 214-476-8023.
Benefits of joining ENP:
- Patrols will check on your home when you are on vacation or away for an extended period.
- Patrol officer will know how to contact you if he sees something out of order at your home.
- Police will respond within seconds to your 911 calls when an ENP officer is on duty. You will not have to wait for the next available officer to respond.
- ENP officers will become experts on our neighborhood, able to recognize suspicious activity.
- You may request a home security audit from a Dallas Police officer.