The Dallas Police Department would like for everyone to have a safe and happy new year, but remember, public safety is our number one concern. We must remind everyone that discharging a firearm in the city limits is not only illegal, it is also very dangerous. Every year, across the country, we hear about individuals who are injured or even killed by stray bullets from celebratory gunfire.
Please do not fire a gun into the air to ring in the New Year because what goes up, must come down. This offense is punishable by a fine up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail.
Also, it is illegal to use or possess fireworks in the City of Dallas and is punishable by a fine up to $2,000. Officers will be on patrol looking for violations of these offenses. Please call 9-1-1 to report any of these activities to police. Again, have a SAFE and Happy New Year!