North Oak Cliff crime meeting is Tuesday, April 26

Our neighborhood has seen a bit of a surge in crime recently. There was a string of carjackings and robberies. And many cars and businesses in and around the Bishop Arts District have been burglarized.

Here’s an opportunity to get involved with crime-fighting in certain North Oak Cliff neighborhoods.

The North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol has an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Turner House.

The patrol provides expanded police patrol in East Kessler, Kessler Park, Winnetka Heights, West Kessler and Stevens Park Village.

Participants pay $182.50 for six months or $365 a year, which results in at least 100 hours of patrolling in the area every week. Members also can get patrol officers to check on their homes while they’re out of town.


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  • Greg H

    The Dallas Police Department do a great job with the limited resources and manpower provided by the City of Dallas. Nevertheless, they can’t do everything, as evidenced by the 390 criminals that NOCUPP officers have removed from our streets. I am happy to pay $1/day for a little extra peace of mind! Just imagine what NOCUPP could accomplish if more of our neighbors joined this terrific organization and they could provide more than 100 hours of patrol per week…

  • Our taxes pay for public schools, but a lot of people in Oak Cliff send their kids to private schools. Why? Because they feel their kids will get a better education than in public schools. The analogy is the same for publicly-funded police service and Expanded Neighborhood Patrol.

    In 1991, the city of Dallas created the Expanded Neighborhood Patrol (ENP) program as a framework to allow neighborhood organizations to lease DPD squad cars and contract with DPD officers off-duty for the purpose of providing additional patrols. ENP is supplementary to regular DPD service.

    North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization formed in 2007 by a group of Kessler Park residents looking for a way to reduce crime and take criminals out of the neighborhood. Today, 5 other neighborhoods have joined: Winnetka Heights, Stevens Park Village, West Kessler, East Kessler, and Kessler Plaza. The NOCUPP board administers the ENP and is comprised of volunteer residents from all 6 neighborhoods.

    There are 8 NOCUPP police officers who collectively patrol approximately 100 hours per week. To date, they have arrested 390 criminals in the NOCUPP area. These are individuals with rap sheets for drug trafficking, burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, even murder, who are being taken out of our neighborhoods. The officers’ approach is to remove criminals from the area before they can commit a crime.

    Participation in NOCUPP is voluntary and the cost ($1/day) is relatively low. If you want to do something about crime in North Oak Cliff, consider joining NOCUPP. If you want more information, come to the meeting on April 26.

  • KG

    Why do you have to pay extra money for patrolling the streets when we pay the Police Department in our taxes? Do you have to pay extra money for more vigilance? Maybe it’s the wording of the article, but this seems a little corrupt.