The City of Dallas public safety initiatives ensure people feel safe and secure where they live, work and play.
The department also expanded its use of social media through Facebook and Twitter. In 2014, the department reached more than 50,000 Facebook “Likes” and over 45,000 Twitter followers.
The department has continued to use other sites such YouTube to help identify suspects and victims of crimes. During 2014, 187 surveillance videos were uploaded to the site which has played a significant role in solving crimes in the City.
DFR conducts station tours and other educational activities for special events and occasions. Each year DFR honors thousands of department apparatus and various educational resource requests. For more information, call the Event Request Line at (214) 670-4609, the Fire Education Event Request Line at (214) 670-4633 or visit www.dallasfirerescue.com.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to contribute their time and/or money to benefit firefighters and paramedics through the Adopt-A-Station program. Donors have the choice of contributing to a general fund or to the fire station serving their community.
The OEM maintains a strong national standing in the field of public safety by networking, partnering, and learning from our peers across the country. The OEM is a collaborative and progressive department, ready to meet the challenges of today, while building strategies and programs to address the challenges of the future.
The Office of Emergency Management is recognized nationally for its expertise in the field of emergency response. OEM’s Dallas Metropolitan Medical Response System has also been honored by the Department of Homeland Security as a Best Practice Program for work during Hurricane Katrina. OEM staff members have received the Certified Emergency Manager designation by the International Association of Emergency Managers, and the Master Exercise Practitioner accreditation by the Emergency Management Institute.
In 2014, Dallas OEM successfully coordinated preparedness and response to various events including the NCAA Final Four, 82nd US Conference of Mayors, and the Ebola outbreak incident.
The Marshal’s Office hosted a new and innovative program to provide LGBTI Training. The class included Court’s management team as well as enforcement and detention center personnel and was taught through a joint partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Southwest Region. Other agencies attending included members of the SMU Police Department the TABC, TCU Police and Tarrant County Community College Police Department. The Marshal’s Office is the first agency in the DOJ Southwest Region to host the program.
In February 2014, the Municipal Court implemented the Civil Court Pre-Trial process.