A safe neighborhood is the foundation of revitalization and enrichment.

Through strong relationships between residents and community-based police resources, Jubilee establishes a culture of accountability.

From its earliest days, Jubilee has worked with residents to build safety efforts including business and residential crime watch programs, Volunteers in Patrol, and block captains who act as liaisons with Dallas Police Department. Jubilee’s on-campus Resource Center acts as a substation for the Dallas Police Department, housing eight officers, two community prosecutors, and a code enforcement officer. Police officers are a helpful part of the neighborhood— they oversee the local Boy Scouts program, help with neighborhood Movie Nights, and oversee sack races and field games at community events. Two of the police officers who work at the Resource Center are residents of the Jubilee Park community.

Crime Rate Drops
National Night Out

Stories from the community

Officer Raymond Hailey, 2016 Officer of the Year, is a leader in community policing in the Jubilee Park neighborhood. Sgt. Bridget Wilson-Jones praises his “consistent outstanding performance in a dynamic work environment that requires him to constantly flex his schedule to the needs of the citizens, neighborhood groups, businesses and other law enforcement agencies.” Officer Hailey conducts, researches and implements community-based projects to improve the quality of life for Jubilee Park’s citizens. He also dedicates a portion of his time to Boy Scouts of America. Throughout his career, Officer Hailey has received 68 commendations, 26 of which were external recognitions from citizens for such acts as caring attitude, kindness, generosity and professional presentations.
Every October, Jubilee partners with the Dallas Police Department’s Central Patrol and the United People’s Neighborhood Association to host our annual National Night Out event for the Jubilee Park community. More than 450 community members attend the event, which increases awareness about police programs and other anti-crime efforts. Executive Director, Ben Leal says, “National Night Out is a highlight for our residents. It brings together neighbors and community partners for a night of celebration and unites the neighborhood against crime, creating a safe community for all.”

The celebration provides a variety of activities for adults and children, including face painting, crafts for children, games and a dunking booth. In addition, the event features a DJ and representatives from more than 30 local social service agencies. We are so grateful to the event committee, which includes community members, police officers, Jubilee staff and members of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.