DPD Prepares for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

DPD Prepares for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Hundreds of thousands of people will be out in Dallas this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during one of several major events taking place. Dallas Police Department will have an increased presence along the St. Patrick’s Day parade route and along lower Greenville this weekend. Officers will also conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative during the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

No-Refusal weekend will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and will end at 6 a.m. on Monday. During this initiative, officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.

There are overtime positions available for officers to work DWI enforcement during the afternoon and night shift over this weekend. The DWI Squad will also be on duty. This means an increased presence of DPD officers on Dallas streets.

There are several major events taking place this weekend including the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Dash Down Greenville 5K and Dallas Observer St. Patrick’s Day Concert. A collaborative effort between Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire and Rescue, Office of Special Events, Code, Sanitation and Parking Enforcement will minimize the impact on the surrounding community. The team will have extensive controls on noise, cleanup, parking, security and safety.

DPD will have an increased presence at all events to keep visitors safe. They want to remind people not to cross barricades as they are in place to protect people. For more information on the weekend’s events, road closures and parking details, click here.

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