You may have seen articles in the Dallas Morning News recently about the increase in crime in Dallas.
The Dallas Police Department is responding by forming a Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF). Our Neighborhood Police Officer, Jeff LaBarba, tells us that the Central Division, which includes our neighborhood, will see a considerable increase in patrols.
In addition to our regular patrol officers, the VCTF will add an additional 170 officers who will focus on a target area, which includes our neighborhood. The VCTF combines officers from the K9 unit, gang unit, narcotics, swat and patrol units to address violent crime.
This is a very positive effort and is already showing results in the form of narcotics and gun arrests. You can follow VCTF on Twitter @Dallas PDVCTF.