The following is a transcript of the @DallasPD Tweetalong Friday 06/07/2012. Everything is written verbatim as it was supplied on twitter [square brackets show mine or others input]
[Today’s tweetalongs follows officers on day shift. Note: Times listed are times when tweets were posted – Not actual times of response.]
9:10 am : I’m at the Quartermaster changing out rain gear I had since ’88 for a wet day in patrol. Tweetalong will start shortly
9:24 am: Fyi…for our followers. Don’t want to confuse you this morning.
9:24 am: We have an officer participating in the tweetalong who is in patrol & we will also have tweets coming from the Safer Dallas Better Dallas.
[Safer Dallas/Better Dallas]
9:26 am: gt. Warren Mitchell will be twitting from patrol.
9:48 am: Southwest officers are working accidents on Ledbetter, Walton Walker, and Burns.
10:08 am: DallasPD is hosting Safer Dallas Better Dallas meeting at headquarters this morning to honor those who helped fund programs to fight crime
10:10 am: 2012 goal for SDBD reached – equipping 14 bait cars
10:12 am: Meeting with investigators to execute a warrant somewhere in Dallas
10:14 am: Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano addresses the meeting to discuss city goals on public safety yfrog.com/h0rnoivj
10:21 am: Crime in Dallas is down 10% today.
10:25 am: There are about 119 overt cameras throughout Dallas. Most are monitored.
10:28 am: Downtown cameras aided in the arrest of suspect robbing a seizure victim at the Greyhound bus station.
10:30 am: GPS technology is in use in the bait car program. Has video, audio and car can be locked remotely.
10:32 am: Every time bait car is disturbed, an alarm is activated in Fusion Center
10:34 am: BMV accounts for 25% of crime in Dallas.
[BMV: Burglary of Motor Vehicle]
10:38 am: 2004 Bait technology first introduced in Dallas. In 2004 there were 15,000+ bmv/auto theft. Now, 7,000 bmv/auto thefts a year.
10:40 am: DallasPD hopes to replicate that success by expanding to bait houses to catch burglars.
10:49 am: Goal is to bundle available technologies and deploy them in high crime areas of Dallas. 27 hot spots have been identified.
11:01 am: Paul Johnson with JLB Partners presents check for $30,000 for crime fighting efforts.
11:03 am: Donors to Safer Dallas Better Dallas to help fund crime fighting technologies yfrog.com/o0ngcflj
11:07 am: Donors have also funded dogs for Narcotics Division – 3 dogs have made significant impact
11:08 am: The 3 dogs are Jan, Andy and Cody.
11:10 am: Officer Xavier Hernandez on one a T3 yfrog.com/nth47ygj
11:12 am: Be on look out for W/f/35 long gray hair wearing hoody carrying sledge hammer threatening people around Frances/Sheldon.
11:23 am: Correction – Paul Johnston of JLB Partners
12:18 pm: Dpd and DFR at the scene of a major accident NB Walton Walker at Illinois. pic.twitter.com/GEOMaUpu
1:19 pm: Eating lunch and a gentleman came up to thank us for the work we do. Its those small thank you’s that makes the job worth wild
1:31 pm: Shooting at 400 N Willomet in SW Dallas. Comp shot with a pellet rifle. Susp fled wb on Davis St.
3:52 pm: 7736: In case you’re wondering, badge #’s of the media officer tweeting will now be at the start of all dept. tweets.
4:04 pm: 7736: The badge #’s of the media officer tweeting can be found on the dept’s Twitter profile page. @DallasPD
4:21 pm: Dallas Police Department Partners with the Community in an Effort to Reduce Crime fb.me/1dWLs9rCW