The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas is proud to announce the City of Dallas' approval of the newly formed Expanded Neighborhood Patrol (ENP), dedicated to enhancing security and safety for our Jewish community.
In light of the recent surge of antisemitic incidents nationally, six Dallas area Jewish agencies have hired Off-Duty Dallas Police Officers to patrol their synagogues and neighborhoods on Friday nights and Shabbat (Saturday) mornings. As of March 18, 2023, the ENP provides on-site first responders, giving our community the peace of mind to worship, learn, and grow in a safe and secure environment.
Bill Humphrey, Director of Community Security at the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, said: "The continual rise in antisemitic activity reminds us that the Jewish community must remain situationally aware and ensure multiple security layers are in place. This new security layer elevates the strength of community security."
Since its inception, the Community Security Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas has sought to ensure the Dallas Jewish community is prepared, in a proactive manner, to handle security issues within our community thereby promoting the safety and wellbeing of individuals, families, and Jewish organizations throughout the greater Dallas area.
In 2022, eleven (11) greater Dallas Jewish agencies received FEMA grant awards totaling $1.592M. With the additional funding from the Jewish Federation’s Security Impact grants, Federation grant writer incentive funding, almost $2M has been infused in the greater Dallas Jewish community for security targeting hardening and emergency preparedness.
Together, we are committed to securing our present and safeguarding our future.