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Reporting Crimes in SPENA – Call 9-1-1,  not 3-1-1

The Dallas Police Department’s Southwest Patrol division (which patrols SPENA) has asked us to report ANY crime-related incidents, even if they are not truly emergencies, to 9-1-1. The police department allocates its officers and patrols based on the number and type of calls received. The more calls we have, the greater our police presence will be. According to the DPD, the city’s non-emergency 3-1-1 number should be used only for “quality of life” issues, such as high weeds or an abandoned car. So, please call 9-1-1 to report any crime-related incidents you may have, even if the crime has already occurred and you think the police can’t do much about it.