Finally, citizens can request police reports and other records from the Dallas Police Department online. For the love of transparency and efficiency, what took so long? Used to, you had to file a request by email which generated an automatic reply saying the request could take up to 30 days. Then you had to go to police headquarters to pick the records up.
Now you can file a request simply by going to the dallascityhall.com website and following the prompts for making an Open Records Request. In most cases, the records can be released electronically. Welcome to come into the 21st century, DPD.