Police Ask to Celebrate New Year’s Safely


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With 2023 rapidly approaching, many people around the country are scrambling to purchase party supplies to celebrate.

However, not all party favors or ways of ringing in the New Year are legal or safe.

As such, the Dallas Police Department has put out the following PSA for residents in the city of Dallas to safely celebrate the New Year.

The Dallas Police Department wants everyone to have a fun New Year’s Eve, but, we want you to do it safely.

We all love a good fireworks show, but remember to leave it to the professionals. It is illegal to use fireworks within Dallas city limits.

If you do decide to go out on the town, please be responsible, don’t drink and drive.

DPD will be out on patrol, actively looking for impaired drivers. 

Please keep in mind the following safety tips while celebrating:

Celebratory Gunfire:

  • Celebratory gunfire is illegal and extremely dangerous.
  • A single bullet fired in the air can come down at speeds up to 300 feet per second. The results could be property damage, serious injuries, even death.
  • Report celebratory gunfire by calling 911.

Drinking/Hosting Parties:

  • Plan and designate a sober driver BEFORE any drinking begins.
  • If you do drink, consider a ride share, taxi, public transportation, or sober friends or family members.

On behalf of the Dallas Police Department, we wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!

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