"Oh, Thank Heaven": 7-Eleven to Donate $300K to Dallas Police | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

"Oh, Thank Heaven": 7-Eleven to Donate $300K to Dallas Police

Money will go toward purchase of crime-fighting equipment



    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012)

    Dallas-based 7-Eleven will make a $300,000 donation to the Dallas Police Department Wednesday in an effort to help catch criminals in certain, high crime areas of the city.

    The money is going toward the Safer Dallas, Better Dallas initiative. The plan is to purchase more security cameras, three-wheeled community patrol vehicles, bait cars to catch would-be car thieves and other technology, according to a new release from police.

    This specific $300,000 donation will be used to purchase equipment in two specific areas of Dallas - the Five Points neighborhood and the Ross-Bennett area.

    Those two neighborhoods are two of the 27 Targeted Area Action Grids (TAAG) that Chief David Brown has identified as a problem for officers.  In total, they represent six percent of the total land area of Dallas, but account for more than a third of the total crimes reported in the city, according to police statistics.