General information

The Beckley Club Estates Crime Watch is historically part of the Beckleywood Crime Watch (BCW) but independent. Real time information may be posted on the BCE Facebook group (link at bottom of page).

Police and Citizen Cooperation

Beckleywood Crime Watch avails itself of information provided by the Dallas Police Department, South Central Division, and ICP volunteeers as to the crimes committed on the police beat and within the reporting area. Often we hear of crimes committed in the subdivision for which there is no police record. Should you choose to not report a crime to the Dallas Police Department, you should still report the occurrence to the BCE Crime Watch. It is voluntary but advisable that all crime be reported so that we can ensure continued action and community safety.

Crime Watch Meeting Schedule and Location

The Beckley Club Estates Crime Watch meetings coincide with the Beckley Club Estates Homeowners' Association meetings. Check the Facebook group postings and/or the quarterly HOA newsletter for the next meeting.

When and what to report

If you see a crime in progress, please call 911.

When describing a suspect, it is most helpful if you can provide information on as many of the following as possible:

  • Race/Sex/Age
  • Height/Weight/Hair color
  • Peculiarities (Scars, tattoos, missing limbs, noticeable features)
  • Weapons (if any)
  • Clothing description
  • Method/Direction of travel

When describing a vehicle, try to specify:

  • License plate of vehicle (most important)
  • Year/Make/Model of vehicle
  • Color
  • Damage or features (One headlight, logos, antennae etc.)

Tips to stay safe

In your vehicle

  • Lock it, take the keys, hide valuables (the trunk or a tarp will do).
  • Be aware of your surroundings when you enter and exit your vehicle in your garage and/or driveway.
  • Do not leave your vehicle open and unattended, even if it is only for a couple of minutes.

In your home

  • Check outdoor floodlights and porch lights, trim back bushes, have a clear view of front door and driveway, check your smoke detectors.
  • If you have an alarm system, this is a good time to test it! Have your alarm company check your battery and request new yard signs and window decals (they are free). Ask about panic button availability.
  • Make sure all windows and doors are secured when you leave your home. It is a good idea to set your alarm even when you are home and may be unaware of noises around the house.
  • Inform your neighbors if you are going to be absent from your home for a prolonged period of time - have them take in your mail, paper, etc. Nosey neighbors do prevent crime.