Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Individuals interested in a rewarding career in Law Enforcement are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by 3 pm on August 4, to be eligible for the exam on August 12.

Apply by 3 pm on August 4, 2017

Duncanville PD Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Shooters in Aggravated Robbery

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 11:01 p.m. suspects robbed the Holiday Inn Express located at 1035 East Highway 67 SR and shot a nonresistant employee two times. The suspects fled the scene in a dark unknown make, 4 doors, SUV.  A witness advised he saw two black males run from the front of the business to a dark colored Porsche SUV before officers arrived. The individual stated the vehicle was last seen travelling southbound on US Highway 67 service road.

A person of interest entered the lobby prior to the suspects, and the Police Department would like to identify and speak with him.

The desk clerk was transported to Methodist Dallas with non-life threatening injuries, and was treated in the emergency room. The clerk was released Thursday.

  • The person of interest is a black male, approx. 17 – 21 years of age wearing a grey shirt and grey shorts.
  • Suspect 1: black male, 17 – 21 years of age, 5’10”- 6’, with a black hooded sweatshirt, red shirt underneath, black pants and medium length dreadlocks.
  • Suspect 2: black male, 16 – 19 years of age, 5’8”- 5’10”, with a dark colored long sleeve shirt, dark pants and short hair.

If you have any information regarding this offense, contact Detective Pollock at:

972-707-3831

Santa Cop Now Taking Donations

Donate a toy this Holiday Season. santa-cops

The Duncanville Police Department Santa Cop program is now accepting new unwrapped toys or cash donations at the Duncanville Police Department, located at 203 E. Wheatland Rd. Last year, the program assisted more than 25 Duncanville families and more than 91 children as a result of the generosity from the public. Information: Officer Doug Sisk/ 972-780-5027/dsisk@duncanvillepd.com. This is a joint effort between the Duncanville Police Department, Duncanville Police Association, and local volunteers.

 

Duncanville Police: ‘Tis the Season to be Stealing. Stay Alert.

Enjoy the decorations and shopping, but stay alert.

The busiest shopping season is right around the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time when Scrooges are out to find some great and fantastic deals at your expense. Thefts, as well as Burglary of Motor Vehicles and Auto Thefts, go up due to people lowering their guard during this time of the year. Unfortunately, with so much to do, some tend to leave valuables in their vehicles and forget to lock their cars giving a thief an open invitation to deprive individuals of their hard-earned property. The Duncanville Police Department wants to help you prevent from being a victim by taking the following safety precautions.

How to Ensure a Safer Holiday While Shopping

Always be aware of what is going on around you.

  • Don’t leave packages visible through car windows. Lock them in the trunk, if possible, take them directly home.
  • Never walk alone. Walk with someone or have someone from the store or a security guard walk you out to your vehicle.
  • When carrying your purchases, don’t overburden yourself with packages so that you are not be able to react quickly and easily if you need to.
  • Take only what you need in a purse or wallet and keep a tight hold on it. Carry your purse closed and snugly against your body. Carry your wallet in a front pocket or coat pocket. If possible, use a fanny pack to carry what you need; this keeps you hands free and you can conceal the fanny pack under a jacket out of sight.
  • File receipts in your wallet immediately. Identity thieves can get important personal information from them.
  • Park and walk in well-lighted areas.
  • Lock your car after entering or exiting your vehicle. Visually look inside and around the vehicle before getting in to make sure no one is inside or around your vehicle.
  • Teach your children to go to a security guard or store employees if they get separated from you. Make sure they know your name, not just Mom or Dad, so store management can call you via the intercom system.

While conducting personal or business transactions at a bank or ATM, be aware of “bank jugging.” While the origin of the term is unclear, the method by which this crime occurs is described in detail below.

WHAT IS BANK JUGGING?

  • The term is used to describe suspects who sit in bank parking lots and watch customers go in and out of a bank. The suspects follow the customers they believe are in possession of cash and look for an opportunity to burglarize their vehicles or rob them directly.
  • “Juggers” most frequently target customers carrying bank bags, bank envelopes, and coin boxes.
  • If a customer leaves the bank and does not leave their money unattended in the vehicle, most “Juggers” will go back to the bank to target another banking customer. However, some “Juggers” will confront the customer in an attempt to rob them by taking the money by force.

THINGS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN BANKING:

  • Occupied vehicles backed into parking spaces with clear view of the front doors of the bank, ATM or commercial drive-thru line.
  • Vehicles arriving at the bank with no occupants entering the bank.
  • Vehicles changing parking spaces.
  • Vehicles with dark tinted windows with little or no visibility of the occupants.
  • Vehicles with multiple occupants.

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF?

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Conceal money before leaving the bank. Never openly carry bank bags, envelopes, or coin boxes.
  • Be aware of anyone following you from the area of a bank.
  • If you suspect you are being targeted, call 911 from your cell phone and keep the dispatcher informed of your location and the direction you are traveling. Drive toward the Sheriff’s Office or Police Station until marked police cars are able to locate you.
  • Do not leave or try to hide your bank bag or bank envelope in your vehicle when you exit at your next destination, even if it’s your residence.

When Shopping Online

  • Beware of “bargains” from companies you are unfamiliar with. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Shop with companies you know. Make sure the site uses a secure connection for purchases.
  • Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to “verify” your password or credit card information unless you ask for it. Credible retailers should already have that information!

If you have any questions about Holiday Safety Tips contact Officer Doug Sisk, Duncanville Police Department Community Relations / Crime Prevention Officer at (972) 780-5027 or dsisk@duncanvillepd.com.

Exchange Zone Spaces Now Available at the Duncanville Police Station

exchange-zone-signWith the increasing ability to make purchases online, the Duncanville Police Department is now offering the public two designated parking spaces in front of the Duncanville Police Station (203 E. Wheatland Rd) to complete transactions. The “Exchange Zone” spaces are well-lit and under 24-hour surveillance, giving residents and commuters a safe place to purchase or exchange property from online sale sites such as Craigslist, Offer Up, 5 Miles, and Facebook. “It is important to remember that the people you meet online are strangers and can pose dangers,” said Duncanville Chief of Police Robert Brown. “Not every buyer or seller you meet online is someone who is true with their intent. Unfortunately, there are certain individuals that capitalize upon the inexperience of others. Our goal is to reduce victimization by online predators, and provide a safe and monitored place to conduct these types of transactions.” In addition to online purchase exchanges, the Department also invites blended families to utilize the Exchange Zone for child custody arrangements. For more information, contact the Duncanville Police Crime Prevention Office at 972-780-5027.

Police Civil Service Exam Apply by Nov 23rd

The Duncanville Police Department is giving a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Individuals interested in an amazing career in Law Enforcement are urged to go online to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by November 23, 2016 at 3pm to be eligible for the exam on December 3, 2016.

APPLY BY 3 PM ON NOVEMBER 23RD, 2016

Police Looking for Aggravated Robbery Suspect

The Duncanville Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating an aggravated robbery suspect. anisha-food-mart-aggravated-robbery-suspect-10-12-16

The incident occurred at approximately 10:34 p.m. on October 12 when a male suspect reportedly approached a clerk as he was locking the Anisha Food Mart, located at 102 South Cedar Ridge Dr. The suspect forced the clerk back inside where he tied the clerk up with a phone cord and stole money from the register. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

The suspect is described as being dark-skinned, approximately 6`1, 250 pounds, and wearing a blue long-sleeved hooded shirt under a white t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and black boots.

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Anyone having any information concerning these offenses is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pollock with the Duncanville Police Department at 972-707-3831 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-8477.

Duncanville Police Looking for Aggravated Assault Suspect

The Duncanville Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating an aggravated assault suspect.Aaggravated assault suspect 9.25.16

The incident occurred at approximately 1:54 a.m. on September 25th when a black male suspect was reportedly involved in a disturbance outside of Greedy’s Sports Bar, located at 303 South Cedar Ridge Dr. The suspect pulled out a handgun and shot an employee in the leg as the employee was trying to break the disturbance. The employee was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as being in his 40’s, measuring approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds.

Anyone having any information concerning these offenses is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pollock with the Duncanville Police Department at 972-707-3831.

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Duncanville Police Looking for Robbery Suspect

The Duncanville Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying and locating an aggravated robbery suspect.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:27 a.m. on September 6th when a Hispanic male suspect stole a white 2004 Chevrolet Suburban from a gas station parking lot located at 310 W. Hwy. 67 Service Road. The vehicle has been recovered. According to reports, the female victim attempted to stop the suspect and was hit with her vehicle. Prior to the offense, the suspect was seen riding a bicycle behind the business.

Witnesses describe the suspect measuring 5’6”-5’8”, approximately 45-50 years old, wearing blue jeans, and having tattoos on both biceps.robbery-suspect-hwy-67-gas-station

Anyone having any information concerning these offenses is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pollock with the Duncanville Police Department at 972-707-3831.

 

Robbery Suspect Arrested

A 19-year-old Dallas man suspected in aggravated robberies in Duncanville and several other Dallas area cities was arrested by Duncanville Police Detectives on Wednesday, August 24th. Duncanville Detectives received a lead from Cedar Hill Police Detectives and were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect. The suspect was seen in surveillance footage from several offenses threatening employees with a machete.robbery suspect arrested
Harron Jamal Jennings was charged with a First Degree Felony, Aggravated Robbery of the Shell convenience store at 602 South Clark Road in Duncanville on August 16th. Jennings is accused of brandishing a machete and robbing the store of cash and cigarettes. During the robbery, Jennings was wearing a burgundy hoodie with a Mesquite High School logo on it.
Suspect Jennings was arraigned on an Aggravated Robbery charge with a bond of $25,000 and has been transported to Dallas County Jail.

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