Public Safety

At Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI), we work every day to improve quality of life for workers, visitors, and residents, which includes making sure the Downtown area remains one of the safest in the city. That’s why we work directly with the Dallas Police Department, DART Police, Downtown Security Directors Association, and other public safety organizations to address public safety issues and coordinate efforts. In fact, we contribute more than $2.4 million annually to public safety programs.

Chaired by Dr. Jose Adames, President of El Centro Community College, the Downtown Dallas, Inc. Safety Committee is comprised of Downtown stakeholders who have a passion for addressing public safety and quality-of-life issues, as well as improving the public perception of safety in the Downtown area. Learn more by reading our Committee’s Roster and Goals.

All of our safety efforts, including the Downtown Safety Patrol, are run from our operations center that was generously donated by AT&T.

Downtown Safety Patrol Offices
Dispatch Contact: 214.741.1151

Hours:
Seven Days a Week: 5:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Our safety programs include

Downtown Safety Patrol

DDI funds the Downtown Safety Patrol, adding approximately 45 officers to the streets of Downtown who provide extra eyes and ears for the Dallas Police Department.

Downtown Dallas “See Say Now” App

DDI sponsors this free app that enables users to safely and securely communicate with Safety Patrol and Clean Team for non-emergency issues, providing real-time information on concerns or issues, and is an extension of efforts of Safety Patrol and Clean Team. With the See Say Now app, Downtown has a simple way to anonymously report safety or cleanliness concerns instantaneously through a smartphone. The See Say Now app empowers people to take an active role in keeping their community clean and safe by reporting what they see.

Dallas Emergency Response Team

http://www.dallasalert.org/

We partner with the City and Dallas Police to provide the Dallas Emergency Response Team, established in 2001, to prepare, respond and recover from any critical incident happening in Downtown Dallas, with many important services including a Downtown Emergency Contact database, Dallas Alert Messaging System, and annual Public Private Partnership Symposium.

Downtown Camera System

The Dallas Police Department monitors 90 cameras in the Downtown Dallas area provided by DDI. The camera system has made a significant impact on crime and provides the Dallas Police Department with the ability to monitor events and protests.

Ordinance Enhancement and Enforcement Advocacy

At Downtown Dallas, Inc., we advocate at the local, state and national levels for public policy changes that positively affect public safety. These initiatives include elevating the punishment for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle from a misdemeanor to a felony and enhancing the Downtown Panhandling Ordinance.

Public Safety Equipment

Each year, Downtown Dallas, Inc. purchases equipment for the Dallas Police Department, DART Police, and Downtown Safety Patrol to ensure that our public safety partners have the best resources available.

Photo Credits THOMAS GARZA PHOTOGRAPHY