Nuisance RISK Property Team


Mission Statement

The Nuisance Abatement Team forges vested partnerships with cooperative property owners to combat common and public nuisances. The utilization of criminal/civil statutes as well as local enforcement authority to compel uncooperative property owners to assist in the abatement of these nuisances.  This program is designed to rehabilitate these properties and revitalize the affected community. Nuisance RISK Property Team requires property owners after notification of the existence of a nuisance, to demonstrate proactive management of their properties in the abatement effort. Uncooperative property owners face criminal/civil actions to repair, demolish, close or forfeit their interest in the property when the nuisance goes unabated. The ultimate goal is to eliminate criminal nuisances. The aggregate benefits are revitalized neighborhoods that are safer and cleaner places in which to live, work and visit.?

Chapter 125 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code defines a criminal nuisance as a person who maintains a place to which persons habitually go for the following purposes and who knowingly tolerates the activity and furthermore fails to make reasonable attempts to abate the activity maintains a common nuisance:

  • Capital Murder or Murder
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault or Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Robbery or Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
  • Discharge of a firearm in a public place or reckless discharge of a firearm;
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity as a member of gang;
  • Deliver, possession, manufacture, or use of a controlled substance;
  • Gambling, promotion, or communicating gambling information;
  • Prostitution, promotion, aggravated promotion, or compelling; or
  • Commercial manufacture, distribution or exhibition of obscene material.

Nuisance RISK Property Detectives

Northeast Division

Detective Mundell Spence, #10211
9915 E. Northwest Hwy.
Dallas, Texas 75238

South Central Division

Detective Todd Derouen, #10196
1999 E. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75241

Central Division

Detective Tracy Morgan, #8223
334 S. Hall St.
Dallas, Texas 75226

South East Division

Detective Bernardo Bueno, #10269
5411 Bexar St.
Dallas, Texas 75215

North Central Division

Detective Steven Junger #6388
6969 McCallum Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75252

Southwest Division

Detective Tawanna Manuel #10062
4032 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75211

Northwest Division

Detective Michael Keller, #9888
9801 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75220

Nuisance RISK Property Team (Sergeant)

Sergeant James Stephens, #9690
1999 E. Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, Texas 75241


Dallas Police Department
Nuisance Abatement Team
Tel 214-671-4591
Nuisance RISK Property Team (Sergeant) ​
Sergeant James Stephens