Fall 2017 2007-2017 A Decade of Service

Tuesday October 24th 7pm at Turner House

Join NOCUPP as we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary on Tuesday October 25th at Turner House (401 North Rosemont) at 7pm for champagne and snacks.?? This meet and greet event is an opportunity to learn more about NOCUPP, meet our patrol officers, ask questions, and meet other members and the NOCUPP board of directors, including your neighborhood’s representative.

Since 2007 NOCUPP has expanded from one North Oak Cliff neighborhood to now serving 10 neighborhoods in the area and has:

  • Responded to over 10,000 calls for service
  • Performed over 34,000 vacation watches
  • Made over 3,500 traffic stops
  • Issued over 1,300 citations and made over 770 arrests

$1 per day makes a difference in our neighborhoods!!

Join us at Turner house and help us celebrate a decade of service.

 


Please send in your NOCUPP membership renewal now to ensure we have your renewal is processed in time.

For just $1 per day we can continue NOCUPP patrol in your neighborhood and keep our area safe and secure with this very??effective crime reduction program. Remember, a benefit of NOCUPP membership is access to the NOCUPP patrol officers direct cell phone and you can have vacation watches done for you, but our officers only provide these special services to our current members, not to past members. Renew now before you might need their services during your vacations or holidays!

Pay now via PayPal or a credit card via the NOCUPP web site (note PayPal adds a small fee for credit card payments) and if needed update your information using our online form.

 


Information Presentation given by Russ Aikman on April 26, 2017 at Turner House

NOCUPP Alert

NOCUPP Alert: Recent Garage Burglaries in Kessler Park and Kings Highway – Edgefield, Winnetka, Clinton and Turner

There have been a number of garage break in the last several weeks in both Kessler Park and Kings Highway. These have occurred in the 900 to 1100 blocks of Turner, Clinton, Winnetka and Edgefield since the beginning of September and much more activity has occurred recently. Quite a few of these have happened at night. In one case the garage was not locked (or the door was not forced open), but in others the lock was cut off or the door forced. Make sure your garages and storage shed are secure as possible because until caught, this person will come back and hit other house in the area. Please also keep lights on in the backyard and alley areas.

The best thing that can be done is for people to report anything suspicious. If you hear a break in noise or see someone in your neighbor???s driveway who you have not seen before and they are not home, please report it. If it is at night and it is any where near suspicious report it to 911. The police officers love to respond to this type of incident because they like to catch people in the act an we would rather have a couple of false alarm calls and catch the person then let them run amuck for two months.

In the past, when this has happened we had a month or more of incidents and the suspects get bolder each time, so we need to act now.

Please be on the lookout for people near garages and storage sheds and report any suspicious activity to 911 immediately!!! Let’s catch this person quickly, and to do so we need everyone on alert.

Learn More About NOCUPP

Information Meeting and Fall Renewal Drive

We will be holding an open house information meeting on NOCUPP Tuesday October 28th at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont Av. starting at 7 ??pm where you can learn more about NOCUPP and crime issues in our neighborhood. ??It is also a good place to learn about preventing crime in your area.

Come early as wine and cheese will be served beginning at 6:30 pm and you can meet other NOCUPP members and the NOCUPP board.

The fall membership drive is now underway.?? Please be on the lookout for your renewal letter, and and if needed update your property information form with any changes.?? We really would like to get email addresses for all members, since most of our communications go out by email.?? If you have any questions, please let us know.

Members/New Members can also create a new Property Information Form now using ??PDF Property Information Form

Burglary Arrest in Stevens Park Village

A NOCUPP officer caught a burglar in the act in Stevens Park Village while on NOCUPP patrol yesterday. ??The man was arrested and already on probation for aggravated robbery, and taken back into jail. ??Hopefully his probation will be permanently revoked now.

Wednesday October 15th

NOCUPP Alert

Please be on Alert for People Posing as Utility Employees

There has been several reports lately of a burglar going around to North Oak Cliff homes posing as a utility company employee.?? The clipboard toting suspect in his 40s or 50s knocked on the door and asks questions, and then in one case asked the residents to evacuate the home so he could turn off their gas line.?? In the one case he was pretending to work for Oncor and the resident told him they were leaving soon, and he said he would come back.?? He did come back when they were gone and robbed their house.?? A legitimate employee would have had an Oncor or Atmos truck and he would have been in full uniform with a photo id badge showing the company logo.

 

We have also had reports of people posing as AT&T or Cable or security alarm company employees and asking inappropriate questions, which we believe was a chance to determine if the house was worth robbing at a future date.???? The security alarm scammers offer a ???free inspection??? of your house to ???show you??? where you have security issues while they are finding your weak points and checking out your valuable so they can come back. ????These burglars and scam artist particularly pray on the elderly, but they can scam anyone.?? ??Legitimate employees will be wearing uniforms with the utility logo on them, and should always have a id badge showing their picture and the company logo and should be driving trucks marked clearly with the utility company brand logo.?? Don???t be fooled, and please be extra cautious of any people coming to your door or walking door to door in your neighborhood.?? It is VERY rare for legitimate businesses to do this, and people soliciting for curb painting and other things have been known to come back and rob houses later on.

 

Please report all suspicious people to the Dallas Police by calling 911 immediately.?? If people call 911 we can get these people out of our neighborhood as the officer will respond and find the people, check id???s, etc. and either arrest them or get them out of our area for other reasons.

Jerry Beech

President, North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol, July 2014

NOCUPP Sucess as shown in crime stats

NOCUPP Combined Crime Stats 208-2013

Crime Statistics for North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol Since its Founding in 2008

The success of what NOCUPP has done to reduce crime in??our area can be seen quickly in how property crime has fallen since NOCUPP started. Overall crime has dropped by at least 50% in the neighborhoods patrolled by NOCUPP (burglaries down 70%,?? theft down 51%, vandalism down 42%, car theft down 60%). The neighborhoods just outside of our patrol area have actually seen some increases in crime??during the same period, so the membership supported NOCUPP patrols most likely are the only reason crime has gone down in our neighborhoods.

West Kessler Success Story

From a West Kessler resident June 11, 2014:

We just recently joined North Oak Cliff Police Patrol and have already utilized them once. It was very convenient. We notice what appeared to be a homeless person camping out in our front yard. He did not seem dangerous, nor did it warrant a call to 911 or to 311 for that fact. Instead I called the direct number for NOCUPP and within minutes a uniformed officer arrived in a squad car and asked our “visitor” to leave. Well worth the money in my humble opinion.

Kings Highway Conservation District

Residents of Kings Highway Conservation District are considering joining into the North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol.?? NOCUPP is very excited about this possibility as it would link our neighborhoods together and help reduce crime for the entire area.

If you live in Kings Highway and are interested in joining NOCUPP, please contact Jason Melton jmelton@davidgriffin.com who is coordinating the effort.