According to the Dallas Morning News, police will no longer respond to the scene for shoplifting less than $2,500, traffic accidents with no injuries when the vehicles can still drive, burglaries involving vehicles, credit or debit card abuse, harassment via phone or text that is not related to family violence, and other categories of crime. [firefly_poll] García said 911 should be called for medical emergencies or a crime in progress. Dallas police 911 administrator Robert Uribe said Dallas residents without internet can use a phone to report a crime. He also offered the option of traveling to either a Dallas police substation to use a kiosk there to file the form, or to a public library. Garcia claimed that voluntary use of online reporting saved 51,000 patrol hours. However, in the first quarter of this year, the response time to top-priority calls was about 10 minutes, up 6.2 percent over the same period in 2022, according to police data. The response time for calls in the priority-two category was 91.89 minutes, while the response time for priority-three cases was 583 minutes, slightly more than the priority-four response time of 574 minutes. All are increased response times over a year ago. “We know firsthand in an emergency every second counts,” García said. “We want our officers to be available to respond quickly and efficiently to any high-priority call.” Garcia said Dallas needs about 500 more officers. The department has 3,023 sworn officers, police representative Kristin Lowman said. That’s down from a peak of more than 3,500 officers. According to Vanlifewanderer, in 2021 the violent crime rate in Dallas was 863.90 incidents per 100,000 residents, more than double the national average. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
this is culling,this is not appropiate to seniors and those that have no internet and data service Dallas police will make it mandatory to report some non-emergency calls online – YouTube https://t.co/Eo68jJzyMo— rmpbklyn 🇺🇦 🇺🇸🇨🇴 (@rmpbklyn) June 21, 2023