THE DEEP ELLUM FOUNDATION

The Deep Ellum Public Safety Program (DEPS) is a community-driven initiative to enhance and promote public safety in the Deep Ellum Public Improvement District. We take a multi-pronged approach to supporting the vibrancy and activity in Deep Ellum as this important commercial and growing residential area continues to thrive and attract high levels of vitality.

The Deep Ellum Foundation operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation managing public and private funds within the community to advance the interests of the neighborhood as a whole and achieve a sustainable growth trajectory for the district now and into the future.

SAFE AND SECURE DISTRICT

The Deep Ellum Public Safety Program is funded through volunteer donations by business owners, property owners, and residents. Our goal is to achieve 24-hour, 7-day per week security coverage of the district. Want to help? Follow the link below or contact us if you are interested in regular contribution!

DEEP ELLUM PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAM

The Deep Ellum Public Safety Program (DEPS) is a community-driven initiative to enhance and promote public safety in the Deep Ellum Public Improvement District. We take a multi-pronged approach to supporting the vibrancy and activity in Deep Ellum as this important commercial and growing residential area continues to thrive and attract high levels of vitality.

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MANPOWER

The Deep Ellum Foundation hires up to 25 off-duty officers to patrol the district on our busiest nights and weekends. Additionally, we fund security guards and partner with the Dallas Police Department, local property owners and businesses to advance a coordinated approach to making Deep Ellum safe each day.

LIGHTING

As a district active at nearly all times of day, it is important to have great lighting to promote safe access for pedestrians, cars and other modes alike. At DEF, we annually conduct a neighborhood lighting assessment and partner with the City of Dallas, Oncor, and local property owners to enhance sidewalk and street lighting as well as rid the neighborhood of dark spots.

In 2019, we focused upon improving lighting underneath highway I-345, upon area parking lots, and at Deep Ellum’s designated rideshare zones. With our partners, we were proud to achieve an approximate 65% improvement in lighting up these priority spots including Canton and Taylor Streets between Deep Ellum and the Farmer’s Market.

CAMERAS

In 2019, DEF kicked off a Camera Campaign to enhance security coverage of the public right-of-way. We aim to install 25 new cameras across Deep Ellum that will provide the security team real-time visibility of our public sidewalks and streets.

The first cameras were installed on Elm Street in 2019 with additional cameras added at the end of 2020. DEF is looking for partners to help achieve this camera coverage goal for the neighborhood. If you are interested in donating or hosting a camera, contact our Public Safety Manager at [email protected]


ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Help us celebrate our first responders! Each May, we are thrilled to host an annual lunch and awards program to honor and recognize all that our officers, fire fighters and other first responders do for the Deep Ellum Public Improvement District each day. Area businesses provide food and volunteer at the event and you can help too!

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Look out for opportunities on our social media channels to vote for an officer, security guard or other first responder whose service to the neighborhood you have appreciated!

DEEP ELLUM BARS & RESTAURANTS OFFERING DINE-IN & TAKEOUT:

During these uncertain times, you can continue to support local Deep Ellum businesses by purchasing gift certificates or by visiting restaurants & bars. Below is a list of bars & restaurants currently open in Deep Ellum.

DONATE

As we work to advance all of our pillars, we are grateful for the support of neighborhood and community partners who have donated to help us further our work.

If you are interested in learning more about donation and sponsorship opportunities, you can learn more below!