Security & Crime Watch

Crime in Wynnewood North

Compared to Highland Park, University Park, and North Dallas, Wynnewood North has a very low crime rate. This is in part due to our close knit neighborhood, our relationship with the Dallas Police Department, and our very active neighborhood watch program entitled 'Volunteers in Patrol' (VIP).

We encourage you to help reduce crime by getting to know your neighbors and becoming familiar with their habits and vehicles. This allows you to know when something is suspicious or out of the ordinary. 

Wynnewood North Police Partnership

Our current police liaison is Officer Jamison B. Lewis - Badge Number 10336. She attends our quarterly meetings, works closely with our crime director, and is willing to talk with you regarding your policing concerns for Wynnewood North.

In the Know...

Occasionally, we highlight helpful tips about reducing crime in our neighborhood. 

  • 20 Sep 2019 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

    2. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)

    3. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

    4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a flyer on your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

    5. If glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

    6. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.

    7. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

    8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

    9. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

    10. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.

    11. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.

    12. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. Actually, my parents lived in the same house for almost 50 years, and always left a loud radio on when we left. They were NEVER burglarized.

    13. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

    14. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

    15. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

    16. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too. And speaking of alarm systems, if you actually use it, I will most likely NOT even consider your house a target.

    17. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

    18. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.

    19. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.

    20. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

    *Source is Dallas CWEB

  • 16 Aug 2019 6:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This video demonstrates how you can prevent access to your house through the garage door. Contact our crime director for zip ties, which are provided by the neighborhood. 

  • 16 Aug 2019 5:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Although burglaries are uncommon in our neighborhood, a good security system can prevent even the most determined thief. Using their Nest security system, Phanessa and Nate Romero foiled a crime at their property several years ago. Here's the viral video of the event. 


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