– The Dallas Police Department held a community event in South Dallas Saturday morning to help stop the violence.

Police tried to bring some positives vibes to the city.

“This is a positive step,” said Shantina Henderson, who is a mother and civilian employee of the police department. “We need our kids out here to know there are jobs out here. There are positive steps that you can be taking.”

Police hosted a job fair at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. There was also basketball and other games.

“This isn’t just a dog and pony show, we are not just going to come here and get jobs, and after today [nothing]. It is going to be continual,” said Sgt. Leroy Quigg, with DPD’s Gang

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