Volunteers in Patrol 'VIP' Program

The Wynnewood North VIP program provides a visible presence in the neighborhood, that acts as a deterrent to criminal activity. Having concerned residents patrolling the streets in their own neighborhoods sends a clear message that crime will not be tolerated.  No criminal wants to be observed committing offenses, so the presence of law-abiding citizens CAN reduce crime. WNNA VIPs receive special training from the City of Dallas Police to learn how to recognize suspicious or illegal activities, and how to report that activity. These patrols allow residents to have an active part in combating crime in our neighborhood. 

 All of the following are required in order to participate in the VIP Program:

  1. Be at least 21 yrs. old, 18-20 yrs. old with Division Commander’s approval.
  2. Successfully pass a background check. 
  3. Have a valid Texas Driver’s License or Identification Card.
  4. Have a social security card.
  5. No felony convictions.
  6. No Misdemeanor A or B convictions in the last 5 years or DWI convictions in the last 10 years.
  7. Complete a volunteer training class (additional training may be needed for certain positions).

The main purpose of this program is to provide a visible presence in the neighborhood as a deterrent to criminal activity. Having concerned residents patrolling the streets in their own neighborhoods sends a clear message to everyone that crime will not be tolerated.  No criminal wants to be observed committing offenses, so the presence of law-abiding citizens CAN reduce crime.  Another purpose is to report suspicious or illegal activities to the police department allowing officers an opportunity to apprehend criminals. These patrols also allow citizens to have an active part in combating crime in their area.
 

Getting to know your neighbors and becoming familiar with your neighbors' habits and vehicles allows you to know when something is suspicious or out of the ordinary. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, contact our Crime Watch Director.

Getting to know your neighbors and becoming familiar with your neighbors' habits and vehicles allows you to know when something is suspicious or out of the ordinary.

iWatchDallas

iWatchDallas is a virtual crime watch that you and your neighbors can use to report behaviors and activities that make you feel uncomfortable or do not look right.

There are four ways to report:
~Online at iWatchDallas.net
~Text a tip to 274637 (crimes) ~Calling 214-671-4TIP   
~Download the iWatchDallas app       Android                                                              iPhone

SpotCrime

Interested in getting daily email updates on the crime around your area?                   Sign up at spotcrime.com

To view criminal activity nearby check out the City of Dallas Interactive Crime Map
Beat # 446
Neighborhood codes: 4166, 4167, 4192

311 Info & Services

311 Info & Services is a non-emergency City services phone number that provides access to City Services 7 days a week from 6am-8pm for routine calls and 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent requests such as broken water mains, sewer backups, sick/injured animals, animal bites, traffic signal outages, etc….

Useful Crime Resources

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