The DPD’s Starlight Program monitors businesses with reportedly high crimes. Photo courtesy of DPD

The Dallas Police Department is expanding the Starlight Program to four new locations in Lakewood and Lake Highlands.

Last year, DPD began the Starlight Program, an initiative that targets high-crime gas stations, retail outlets and convenience stores in Dallas.

High-tech cameras are placed at the businesses, and police officers are able to see in real time what’s happening. Whenever a crime is occurring, they can immediately dispatch a patrol unit to the scene.

The first three locations were successful, so DPD expanded to these new locations:

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