Update on police station security enhancements
The City of Dallas is committed to providing a safe work environment for our first responders. Part of that commitment includes fences around the substations, and improved access control into the facilities.
In a project totaling nearly $1.4 million, the City of Dallas has completed lobby security upgrades at the Central, North Central, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest substations. South Central and Southeast are expected to be completed by summer 2018.
At Jack Evans Police Headquarters, a $2 million project included ballistic protection in the windows, a renovated visitor screening area, additional security cameras, and a new access control system. This project is on schedule to be completed in May 2018.
The most visible upgrades at the substations are fences. Each substation will have a protective fence installed around it, to prevent unauthorized access into the property and parking lot of the substation. Each substation is scheduled to have its fence completed by May or June 2018.
Future upgrades were included in the 2017 Bond Program. Further enhancements will include controlled access gates and bollards into the parking lots.