DUNCANVILLE POLICE IMPLEMENT CRIME AWARENESS FOR CITIZENS

Duncanville residents will now be able to utilize a crime mapping tool to be more informed about reported crime within the City of Duncanville. This tool, CrimeMapping.com, interfaces with the Duncanville Police Department’s Records Management System (RMS) to map, list and chart general crime as reported. The Duncanville Police Department is excited to announce this tool to its citizens as a means to enhance their ability to access general crime data efficiently. Although this tool is anticipated to allow for more information-sharing about generalized crime to our citizens, it does not provide sensitive information about each reported crime due to victims’ privacy issues as well as issues pertaining to investigation integrity.

CrimeMapping.com can be accessed from any computer or mobile device either directly at www.CrimeMapping.com, or via a link on the City of Duncanville’s website. The desired data of each individual, based on his/her parameters, includes sharp map visuals and icons which clearly depict reported crimes in areas of interest (work, home, schools or daycare facilities).

The www.CrimeMapping.com website also allows users the ability to set individualized crime alerts around specific addresses by setting up automatic notifications pertinent to the area and/or reported crime(s) selected. A short instructional video, which can be found towards the bottom of the homepage at www.CrimeMapping.com, provides a detailed overview of the site’s features.

Police Department Assessing Online Crime Data Tools

The online crime reporting portal, Police 2 Citizen (P2C), is no longer available due to a change in reporting and dispatch software. The Duncanville Police Department has been exploring other online crime data and reporting solutions that would integrate with the new software to provide a citizen portal that is user-friendly and informative. In the meantime, please visit the ‘Reports & Statistics’ web page for weekly, monthly and annual crime reports: www.duncanville.com/departments/police/reports-statistics/

The Duncanville Police Department, and its regional law enforcement partners, transitioned to a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS) public safety software system in January 2020. Working collaboratively, the Southwest Regional Communications Center, and the Police and Fire departments of Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville made a joint decision to utilize a new software system for regional dispatch and records management. Transitioning to a new CAD/RMS is a keystone project for first responders, and the top priority was to ensure that 9-1-1 calls for service are generated promptly and accurately so that first responders can respond in a timely and safe manner. The new software suite is a robust and complex system, and implementation of the various modules is prioritized based on operational needs.

Duncanville Police Arrest Capital Murder Suspects

Duncanville Police Arrest Capital Murder Suspects

Duncanville, TX — December 2, 2019

The Duncanville Police Department has arrested two individuals, and another is in Dallas County Jail, regarding the October 2019 murder of Duncanville resident Aaija Smoker.

On November 25, 2019 Duncanville Police Department detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Cornelius Lydell Broadway, 17, of DeSoto, TX in a Capital Murder offense resulting in the death of Aaija Smoker in early October 2019.  At the time the Capital Murder warrant was obtained, Broadway was being held in the Dallas County Jail on other charges.  He remains in the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office custody with the additional charge of Capital Murder and a bond set at $500,000 for the murder of Smoker.

On November 27, 2019, Duncanville detectives arrested Jeromey Lemar Young Jr., 17, of Dallas who was also charged with Capital Murder with a bond set at $500,000. Young was booked into the Duncanville City Jail and then transferred to Dallas County Jail. On November 30, 2019 Duncanville detectives arrested a juvenile female of Dallas on Capital Murder charges, and she was transported to Dallas County Juvenile Detection Center. 

Detectives are attempting to locate an additional juvenile suspect, and an at-large warrant for Capital Murder has been obtained for the juvenile suspect.

Personnel of the Duncanville Police Department have worked diligently on this case alongside law enforcement agencies throughout North Texas, as well as the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, to bring accountability and justice for the victim and her survivors. 

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information pertaining to this case are asked to call Duncanville Police Detective Bert Pudgurney at 972-780-4911.

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Duncanville Police Santa Cop Progam

Thank you to Diamond Wished for your donations to start off our 2019 Santa Cop Toy Drive Program.  The Santa Cop program is funded entirely by local donations and the Duncanville Police Association and Duncanville Police Employees and families.  It is organized by the Duncanville Police Association, and supported by members of the Duncanville Police Department, their families, Ebby Halliday, Realtors’ Southwest Dallas/Ellis Counties office, Duncanville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Diamond Wishes, Duncanville Chamber of Commerce, Champion Cove, Inwood Bank, Assured Self Storage, Champions Cove, Inwood Bank, Duncanville Senior Citizens Center, and community volunteers.

New unwrapped toys or cash donations can be dropped off at:

Duncanville Police Department 203 E. Wheatland Rd. Duncanville, Texas 75116

Duncanville Police Department’s National Night Out

The Duncanville Police Department will be hosting its city wide National Night Out (NNO) Event on October 1, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.   The National Night Out Event will be held at the Duncanville Recreation Center 201 James Collins Blvd. Duncanville.  

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

In addition to increasing awareness of crime and drug prevention programs, NNO also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!

For more information contact Officer Doug Sisk, Duncanville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officer at dsisk@duncanvillepd.com or (972) 780 – 5027.

Duncanville Red Light Cameras

The City of Duncanville’s Red Light Camera program terminated when Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1631 into law this legislative session, which prohibits the operation of Red Light Cameras in Texas. The City of Duncanville has eight (8) cameras, and although the physical Red Light Cameras are temporarily still in place, they are not active and no violations will be issued after May 31, 2019. The camera infrastructure will be removed by the company that performed the installation.

Red light citations do not appear on driving records, only citations issued by a peace officer.  The legislation does not address citations received prior to HB 1631, nor does it instruct the City to refund fines paid before the ban.  The City does not anticipate refunds for violations issued prior to HB 1631 being signed into law.

For more information, please contact the Duncanville Police Department at 972-780-5024.

Officer Involved Shooting in Duncanville

On April 30, 2019 at approximately 1:13 pm, officers were dispatched to investigate a suspicious person call at the 600 block of N. Clark Road in Duncanville. Upon arrival, the officers attempted to approach the individual, who refused to comply with commands and made statements indicating he had warrants for his arrest and was not going to jail. The suspicious person began reaching for something in a bag and continued to ignore officer commands to display his hands. After making aggressive movements with his hand in the bag, Duncanville police officers discharged their weapons and struck the suspect. Duncanville police officers administered first aid and the suspect was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Since this is an officer involved shooting, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office will handle the case moving forward. The investigation is ongoing.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
Raul Reyna
Public Information Officer
rreyna@dallascounty.org
214-653-3465

Drug Take Back: Drop Off Unwanted Medicines April 27

Saturday, April 27 | 10 am – 2 pm | Duncanville Police Department Lobby

On April 27 from 10 am-2 pm The Duncanville Police Department will coordinate a collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

The national take-back day provides a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to the Duncanville Police Department for destruction.

Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications will be collected from individuals. Intra-venous solutions, injectable items, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

Driver Indicted in Connection with Duncanville Fatality Accident

The Duncanville Police Department responded to a major accident call on January 26, 2019 at approximately 8:37 pm.  Officers arrived and observed a large debris field from the damaged vehicles.  The investigation revealed the driver of a 2014 Dodge Avenger 4 door vehicle was traveling west bound on W. Danieldale Road, turning south bound on Green Tree Lane.  The driver of a 2018 Chevy Camaro 2 door was traveling east bound on W. Danieldale Road when it struck the Dodge Avenger.  The driver of the Dodge Avenger was transported to Parkland Hospital by a Care Flight Medical helicopter. The two occupants of the Camaro were transported to Methodist Central Hospital by Duncanville Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Officers were notified that the driver of the Dodge Avenger, Tiffany Hamlet, 43 years of age, was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital. Accident Investigator Ben Luna determined the Camaro traveling east on W. Danieldale Road was traveling 107 miles per hour just prior to impact.  Investigator Luna’s investigation led him to refer a manslaughter case to a Dallas County Grand Jury.

Subsequently, an indictment was returned against driver Alejandro Hernandez, H/M 21 years of age, for the offense of Manslaughter.  On March 27, 2019, Hernandez turned himself into the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and was booked in to the Dallas County Jail on a charge of Manslaughter, a 2nd Degree Felony.  His bond was set at $ 10,000.00 upon arraignment.

The incident from which this indictment and arrest stem is truly tragic; one life was lost, and another will have been severely altered due to a bad decision by an individual to operate a motor vehicle at more than two and half times the posted speed limit on a city thoroughfare.

The Duncanville Police Department reminds every driver to operate their vehicles with the utmost caution and to obey all traffic laws.

 

 

10th Annual Duncanville Fire Truck Pull – May 18, 2019

 

10th Annual Fire Truck Pull Benefiting Special Olympics Texas 

Sat, May 18 Support Special Olympics Texas Programs by sponsoring, putting together a team or donating to the May 18 Duncanville Fire Truck Pull. Teams consist of 12 people and cost is $300 per team, which includes a coupon for food and an opportunity to win. There are medals for First – Third Place for each category (First Responder Team, Civilian Team, and Youth Team and there are trophies for First Place. If registered before April 23, each team member is guaranteed a 2019 Fire Truck Pull t-shirt. Registration starts 9 am Opening Ceremonies start at 10 am First Pull about 10:15 am
For more information, contact Doug Sisk at 972-780-5027 or dsisk@duncanvillepd.com