How a Dallas nonprofit works to make your night out safer [CBS]

CBS 11 News on Copper Star program

“The Copper Star Certification is a six-month program where we take businesses who are open past 6 p.m. and make sure that they meet international standards and best practices in safety, inclusion, having a welcoming environment and community relations,” said Bryan Tony with 24HourDallas.

It’s a collaboration between the nonprofit, the City of Dallas, Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue.

“We’re making sure that these businesses have written policies and procedures for how they manage their occupancy levels, for not over-serving guests, they know to cut off service and to call a ride home for somebody who requests or if someone’s being harassed, to take immediate action,” he said.

Last year, 44 nighttime businesses, including Trinity Cider, received this certification. Owner Evan Kalstad said already, it’s making a difference.

2023-2024 Copper Star Certification-seeking Businesses:

  • On Rotation Brewery & Kitchen
Erin Jones, CBS 11 News (February 23, 2023)