Crime Watch

The Crime Watch program is a community based program that's been proven to deter crime. Crime Watch is a group of neighbors working together along with law enforcement agencies and local organizations in a community-wide effort to reduce residential crime.

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.

Crime Watch does not mean being a vigilante. Participants do not confront suspects or take any personal risks at all! Always report any suspicious activities and crime to 9-1-1! 

For Everything you need to know about starting and operating a Crime Watch see links below:


Crime Watch Executive Board (CWEB)

CWEB acts as a liaison between members of the community and the Dallas Police Department (DPD). In doing so, this allows for the maximization of the effectiveness of crime prevention efforts by providing support and education.

National Night Out (NNO)

NNO is an annual Crime Prevention Event held across the Nation in August of each year. Individual neighborhoods host block parties with the focus of reducing crime by getting to know your neighbors. Check the Dallas Police Calendar for NNO events near you. ​​​


Dallas Police Department
Southwest Division
4230 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211
Tel 214-670-7470
South Group Commander
Deputy Chief Mark Villarreal


Southwest Division Commander

Major Nathan Swyers

Community Engagement Unit