Tips to Crime Proof Your Home
While it is impossible to completely protect your home, the Dallas Police Department has provided a few easy steps to help make your home look secure to a criminal. Following these steps decreases the chances of your home being targeted by a criminal.
If you see or hear something and it does not seem right call 911. It may take time for Dallas Police Department to dispatch a patrol car to the destination, but patrol cars in the area will deter crime.
Volunteers in Patrol
Volunteers in Patrol (VIP's) are our neighborhood's most visible deterrent to crime. These volunteers patrol our alleys and streets looking for potential crimes or problems. They look for persons or vehicles which seem suspicious or out of place. If warranted, our VIPs will call Dallas Police Department to investigate.
The more VIP members we have, the more patrols we can have out in our neighborhood looking for things that are out of place. The marked patrol cars also serve as a visible sign of our commitment to safety in our neighborhood.
The Glen Meadow goal would be to have at least one to two patrols a day, five days a week. You can help make that happen by becoming a Very Important VIP.
What does it take to be a VIP member?
Apply with the Dallas Police Department by completing and mailing the application, waiver of liability, and confidentiality forms to the Northwest substation on Harry Hines. These forms are available online at www.dallaspolice.net/community/volunteerProgram.html or you can Bill Woster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the background check is complete, you will be scheduled for the next half-day training session at the Northwest substation. This training usually occurs on a quarterly basis or sooner if there are enough volunteers to fill a class.
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