WPHA DALLAS ENP, INC. Program and Benefits
July 1, 2017 Update:
Dear Members, welcome to the neighborhood Enhanced Neighborhood Patrol
(ENP) program for residents of Windsor Park who choose to sign up for
this security program.
Please go to our website for more information about joining and paying
the non-refundable annual Membership dues:
The following Membership Information will help you better understand how
the ENP program works.
Let's review some of the key points of our ENP program:
We currently have seven off-duty Dallas Police Officers serving as
our ENP officers, who patrol 28 - 32 hours per week, normally in shifts
of 4 hours in duration. They are on patrol throughout
the week during day and night shifts. We will increase the patrol
hours as more Members sign up for the program.
We hire a marked Dallas Police car, with
full radio and DPD computer, so ENP officers can input info,
research a suspect's info, file an arrest report, etc. Our Members
will be provided the ENP
Officer’s direct cell phone number.
Do not give your home alarm
company the ENP Officer’s cell number – your alarm company
should call you, not the ENP Officer. In the ENP vehicle, the
Officers have information on all Member households, including
residents and their phone numbers. Our ENP officers do know that you
are a Member, but they also know which of your neighbors is not a
paid Member in good standing.
They are off-duty DPD officers hired to look after our paid
Sgt. Christopher Young is our Coordinating Officer. He hand-picks
each person on our ENP team -- whether Sergeants, Senior Corporals
or Officers. As the Coordinating Captain for our Windsor Park
neighborhood, we talk and email with Sgt. Young several times a
week. We review any crime patterns going on in our neighborhood and
neighboring areas, share information or comments we receive from
you, the Members. Members are encouraged when out and about to
wave over and visit with the ENP Officer on their shift.
We do change the ENP schedule to keep the 'bad guys' guessing, and
never put anything of that nature in writing. Sometimes Officers
will be patrolling the whole time while others may hide in the
alleyway behind your corner house at 2:30 in the morning, watching
the comings and goings on the street just ahead. Each of these
Officers has their favorite 'visibility spot' where they can be seen
by the highest possible number of people/cars at any given moment.
Why is this so important? You and I see police cars daily, and
unless we might be a smidgen over the speed limit, we really don't
make that much of a deal when we see their cars. The
bad-guys do note everything, since their criminal intentions
for that day and their freedom are at stake. Most of the bad guys
will scram out of the neighborhood when they see a marked car
hanging around, to go to another neighborhood which does not have
the ENP program.
to our Members include being provided a yard sign to place in your
yard notifying your neighbors and the bad guys that you have the
enhanced security afforded by our ENP program.
In addition, we publish an online scatter map, whereby you
can see the location of all of the Members of this program and view
the concentration of Members on your block.
We currently have 130 Members out of 356 homes displayed on
Member scatter map.
We also have a members-only private ENP section in
Nextdoor.com where we will publish the ENP officer cell phone
number and our comments and suggestions can be private amongst
Our number one goal for ENP is crime prevention. Within that charge,
we fight the hardest on crimes against persons (such as robberies,
assaults, indecency crimes, aggravated assaults involving weapons,
vehicles and the like). Property crimes rank next in our priority.
These crimes include robberies and burglaries of residences, thefts,
fraud, scams, BMVs burglary of a motor vehicle.
We send out periodic Crime Watch Updates; sometimes Alerts or
Cautions on specific acts that have or are taking place.
Periodically, we put together a free Police VIN etching and H.E.A.T.
program - two great membership benefits potentially saving some of
our members up to 15% off their automobile insurance!
A benefit when we have an Officer on ENP patrol; the maximum time
for response to a Member's home is 2.5 to 3 minutes. When going out
of town, Members can file a
Trip Notice on
our website which is submitted directly to Sgt. Young, providing
your name and address, the date and time of departure, and return
and your contact or cell when gone. As well, tell them if you have a
housekeeper, grown children who should, may or should not be on
property. They will pay special attention to your home while you are
away during patrol hours.
Our ENP officer will also have a cell phone which a Member
Members, when you see something you think looks suspicious,
immediately call 911 and
then dial the ENP Officer cell phone - in that order. Try and
make your report as factual as possible. Include a license number,
type/color of car, truck or van, how tall was the person, how many
persons, what clothing visible, (if you're calling from a cell
phone, tell them your address!). Remember
the who, what, where, when and why you are calling.
DO NOT be hesitant to call
911. We always welcome your emails with your thoughts,
questions, suggestions, etc. As well, we send out crime trips and
notices of upcoming programs of interest.
Remember, that WPHA-ENP hires off-duty Dallas Police Officers for
the benefit of our paid Members.
Non-members will need to continue to rely upon on-duty police
officers when they have needs and be subject to their response time.
As the result, the more of our neighbors who become Members,
the more intense our Patrol hours can be and the more secure all
Members will be.
You can help your neighbors
and yourself by promoting this proven security program to neighbors
on your block who are not yet Members.
Want to know who they are, so you can
encourage them to join?
Contact our officers at:
WPHA Dallas Facebook Page
NextDoor ENP Member-only Page