Participate in the 57th Duncanville Citizens Police Academy

The upcoming Citizens Police Academy begins on August 28 at 7 pm, and classes are Tuesday nights for 11 weeks.

This course is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Duncanville Police Department’s personnel and polices. The instruction is comprehensive covering diverse areas of the police department with officers, supervisors and personnel instructing each course. Examples of topics covered include: administration; training; S.W.A.T. Team; criminal investigations; DWI procedures; crime prevention; and more. Instruction includes lectures, demos, tours and hands-on training.

To participate, the minimum age required is 21, and you must live or work in Duncanville.

You can pick up an application at the Duncanville Police station or by clicking here.

For more information, contact Officer Doug Sisk at 972.780.5027 or dsisk@duncanvillepd.com.

 

Duncanville Police Department Investigating Shooting and Asking for the Public’s Help

Early Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018, Duncanville Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting at the Rodeway Inn off Interstate 20 at Camp Wisdom Road.

An 18-year-old victim was shot and after being transported to the hospital was later pronounced dead.

The incident appears to stem from an altercation in the parking lot around 1:45 am.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest, as well as those who may have been at the location and can offer any information.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Pollock at (972) 707-3831 or contact Crime Stoppers at (877) 373-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.ntcc.crimestoppersweb.com. Callers can be anonymous. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward and will pay up to $5000 for the arrest and indictment on any felony.

Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, June 23, 2018. 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 June 15, to be eligible for the exam on June 23.

Click here to fill out an interest card.

Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018. 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 January 19, to be eligible for the exam on January 27.

Click here to fill out an interest card.

Duncanville Police Department Announces Promotions

Photo: (Left to Right) Sergeant Ronald McCarty; Lieutenant Matthew Stogner; Assistant Chief of Police Brian Heard; Chief of Police Robert Brown; Assistant Chief of Police Mark LiVigni; and Sergeant Joseph Emmett

The Duncanville Police Department announced promotions of four members of its police force on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Duncanville Public Library.

Chief of Police Robert Brown said, “The new members of the Police Department’s Supervisory Staff have shown a positive attitude, a dedicated work ethic and many years of committed service with the Department.”

Lieutenant Mark LiVigni was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police effective December 28, 2017, and has served with the Duncanville PD for more than 24 years. Assistant Chief of Police Brian Heard recently announced his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service to the Duncanville Police Department and Duncanville citizens. LiVigni has served in different capacities while with the Duncanville PD. Most recently, he has commanded two patrol platoons as the Day Shift Watch Commander and also served as the department’s liaison with the Dallas Police Department in coordinating security support for the Hurricane Harvey Sheltering Effort at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. LiVigni has received the following Departmental awards:

  • Three Police Commendation Bars
  • Three Certificates of Merit
  • Two Meritorious Conduct Awards
  • Twenty-eight commendations for outstanding performance
  • Three Civic Achievement awards
  • Fourteen letters of commendation and appreciation

Sergeant Matthew Stogner was promoted to Lieutenant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 19 years. Throughout his career, he has been assigned to Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division, Warrant Unit, Deployment Unit and as the Special Services Sergeant. Additionally, Stogner has served as a Field Training Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Firearms Instructor and has served on the Duncanville Police Department’s SWAT Team for 18 years with sixteen of those years as the Primary Team Leader. He is the current SWAT Team Commander. Stogner has received the following awards:

  • Medal of Valor
  • Meritorious Conduct Bar
  • Twelve Police Commendation Bars
  • Four Certificate of Merit Bars
  • 2005 & 2015 Officer of the Year Awards
  • Life Saving Bar
  • Education Achievement Bar
  • Expert Marksman Bar
  • 15-year safe driving bar
  • Fifty Departmental Commendations

Officer Joseph Emmett was promoted to Sergeant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 6 years. Emmett is a valued member of the SWAT Team and has received the following awards:

  • Duncanville’s 2013 Officer of the Year
  • Duncanville Police Association 2013 Officer of the Year
  • Police Commendation Bar
  • Advanced Peace Officer Certification
  • Lifesaving Bar
  • Certificates of Merit

Officer Ronald McCarty was promoted to Sergeant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 7 years. McCarty honorably served eight years in the U.S. Army before joining the Duncanville PD. He is a member of the SWAT Team and has received the following awards:

  • Nineteen Commendations
  • Certificates of Merit

“I am extremely proud to announce the promotions of these fine officers,” said Chief Brown. “The Duncanville Police Department is fortunate to have dedicated professionals who are willing to step up and take on higher levels of responsibility. I look forward to working closely with all four individuals and watching them grow into their new roles.”

The Duncanville Police Department consists of 61 full-time officers and seeks to contribute to the highest quality of life.

For more information about Duncanville’s Police Department, visit: www.duncanville.com.

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

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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.