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Crime Prevention

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University Park Police badgeThe University Park Police Department believes that Crime Prevention is one of the foremost responsibilities of the law enforcement profession. The Department recognizes the need for open communication with and education of the public we serve. The University Park Police Department strives to involve all personnel in our crime prevention and community service functions.  We wish to develop a partnership with the community and recognize that citizen participation and interaction with the department are necessary to achieve and maintain a safe environment.

For more information contact, Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove at 214-987-5374.


Do you currently utilize private video surveillance at your home or business? 

If you do, we'd like to hear from you. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something UPPD values highly.

How Does it Work?
The Community Camera Program allows residents and business owners to register locations and capabilities of their security camera systems with the University Park Police Department. Using this information, when a crime occurs, UPPD will know the locations of nearby video cameras and be able to contact residents to determine if their cameras captured any video evidence.
What are the Benefits of Registering your Camera System?

Because they are caught in the act of committing the crime, video surveillance is one of the best methods to catch suspects and convict them.  As crimes occur nearby, many residents and business owners are unaware that their camera systems may have captured information that could help solve a  crime.  Likewise, police are not always aware of who may have potentially vital video evidence.  By registering your camera system, officers can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera system, you will only be contacted by UPPD if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera system and police personnel believe viewing your video footage will assist in the investigation.  At no time will UPPD have remote access to your camera system.   


If you would like to register your security camera system and allow officers to contact you should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, please fill out the online form here:

Register Your Camera Here

The information you provide regarding your camera system will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order.  This program is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw consent to view video footage from your camera system at any time.


Front doorIf you are going to be away from home for an extended period, you can have your home checked daily by a UPPD officer. The process is simple.  You can make the request online, or you can download and complete the form below, and return it to the City's 911 Dispatch Center.

Online House Watch Request

Click on the Resident Online Center.  If this is the first time you have entered a request for service using the Resident Online Center, you must create an account.  You will be asked to provide your name, address and email.

Download House Watch Form


Return the completed form to the City's 911 Dispatch Center (3800 University Blvd.). Or fax it to 214-987-5364.


Look at your home through a burglar’s eyes. Does it look like an easy target? Are there obvious security weaknesses?

Common sense is all that is needed to identify most security weaknesses around your home. Contact the University Park Police Department Crime Prevention Unit about a Home Security Survey. At your request, a Crime Prevention Officer will survey your home and provide you with security recommendations. If certain minimum standards are met, your home may qualify for a homeowner's insurance reduction.

To schedule a Home Security Survey, contact Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove at 214-987-5374.


The University Park Police Department provides fingerprinting service to residents of University Park for their various needs. Fingerprinting is available during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), except on City holidays. Residents must supply their owns cards; the City charges $15 per card for the service. To have your fingerprints taken, come to the Police Department's administrative office. That office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 3800 University Blvd. 


Tours of the University Park Police Department are available to University Park citizens, schools and civic groups. To schedule a tour, contact Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove at 214-987-5374.


burglarAre you a target for a break-in? 

By following some basic crime prevention tips, you can help to reduce your chance of becoming a crime statistic.

  • Are all doors and windows to your home locked?

  • Are your car doors locked and the keys or key fob in your possession?

  • Are valuables in plain sight or easily accessible?

  • Do you have an alarm system, and if so, do you use it every time you leave?

  • If you are out of town, is a friend or neighbor picking up your mail, newspapers and package deliveries?

Although you cannot completely crime-proof your home, you can make it more uninviting for the would-be burglar, who may decide your home is not worth his time to break into.

How to prevent car burglaries, click here.

How to avoid becoming a carjack victim, click here.

How to prevent identity theft, click here.


According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), there are over 75 million dog owners in the U.S.  That’s dozens, if not hundreds, of neighbors walking their dog throughout the community at all times of the day, all days of the week, and in all weather conditions. Dog Walker Watch encourages these neighbors to assist local law enforcement as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dog. The program enhances the partnership between police and community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.

Find out more about the Dog Walker Watch Program.