Several neighbors have asked about an Expanded Neighborhood Patrol (ENP) program authorized by the Dallas Police Department (DPD) for Wynnewood North. We have collected some information here about what an ENP program is, what the cost would be, and how the program would be implemented. After reading this, we would like to know your opinion: Are you interested in participating in an ENP program here in Wynnewood North?
We would like to know your opinion before January 31, 2020. You can share your opinion using the online poll (see the link at the bottom of this page), or email Jeff Sappenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHAT IS AN ENP?
An ENP allows neighborhood associations to hire armed, uniformed, off-duty police officers to patrol their neighborhoods. In addition to the officer, the association can rent a police car for use by the off-duty officers completing the patrols (subject to vehicle availability).
HOW WOULD OUR ENP FUNCTION?
If enough interest exists, we would model our ENP after the North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol (NOCUPP). NOCUPP encompasses ten different neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff. Wynnewood North would likely need to team up with neighboring associations in a similar manner and create a board separate from WNNA—just like NOCUPP has done.
This new association would collect dues to pay for the program. Based on available funds, the association would determine the frequency and duration of individual patrols. The minimum length of any patrol is at least two hours.
WHAT IS THE COST OF AN ENP?The cost of the ENP is borne by participating homes in the association. NOCUPP currently charges its members a dollar per day for service ($365 per year). Our goal is to implement a similar rate. Dues are collected annually or semi-annually.
WOULD ENP REPLACE VIP?No. Even if we implement an ENP, DPD suggests neighborhoods continue their Neighborhood Watch programs (like our VIP). The programs work hand-in-hand to reduce crime.
HOW DO WE IMPLEMENT AN ENP?
The first step in implementing an ENP is to determine the level of interest among neighbors, including their willingness to pay dues to support the program.
Would you be interested in participating? Please email Jeff your vote at email@example.com
or take the online poll HERE.
*note - you must be logged in to be able to use the online poll - click the little white "person" icon in the orange bar at the top right of this screen to log in.
If there is enough interest, we will provide further details about this implementing the program. Thank you for your time, and sharing your opinion.