The Dallas Police Department encourages everyone to have a happy and safe 4th of July. Enjoy one of the many professional fireworks shows near you and refrain from shooting firearms in the air.
- The possession and use of fireworks is prohibited in the City of Dallas. Those in possession of fireworks can be fined up to $2,000.
- Discharging a firearm can result in 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine. In some cases, it can lead to a deadly conduct charge and can result in 2 to 10 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.
The Dallas Police Department will also be conducting a No-Refusal DWI Initiative from June 24th – July 5th, 2017. Officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath or blood sample.
Last year, the Dallas Police Department received over 2000 reports of illegal fireworks and over 380 reports of gunfire. Help us keep you and your community safe during the 4th of July holiday by reporting any of these illegal activities to 9-1-1.