Dallas Police Creating Task Force to Combat Surge in Armed Robberies

For nearly a month, DISD and Dallas police have been investigating robberies of students near four Oak Cliff campuses

With armed robberies on the rise this year, Dallas police are turning to a time-tested approach to combat the problem: a task force.

Plans for a 100-member task force were detailed in an presentation emailed to some officers and obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

But critics raise questions about the effectiveness of task forces and believe the city would be better served with putting more patrol officers on the streets to address staffing and response issues.

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