At Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI), we work every day to improve the 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 safety organizations to address public safety issues and coordinate efforts. In fact, we contribute more than $4 million annually to public safety programs.
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Safety programs include
DDI provides approximately 45 dedicated Security Officers to the streets of Downtown who provide extra eyes and ears for the Dallas Police Department.
Downtown Dallas See Say App
DDI provides a free app available to the public that enables users to safely and securely communicate with Downtown Security, Homeless Outreach, and Clean Team for non-emergency issues, providing real-time information on concerns or issues.
With the See Say (formerly See Say Now) app, Downtown has a simple way to anonymously report safety or cleanliness concerns instantaneously through a smartphone. The See Say app empowers people to take an active role in keeping their community clean and safe by reporting what they see.
Downtown Camera System
The Dallas Police Department monitors 90 cameras in the Downtown Dallas area funded in part 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 DDI Security to ensure that our public safety partners have the best resources available.