How to Make a Police Report​

The Financial Investigations Unit accepts complaints in person, by mail, or by e-mail. Complaints are accepted in person Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We are located on the 4th floor of Jack Evans Police Headquarters at 1400 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215.

Valid identification is required to make a report. Complaints submitted by mail or e-mail require a color copy of a government issued form of identification. Please provide all available evidence when requesting a report. Complaints must be accompanied by supporting documentation.  Certain reports require specific information. General guidelines are as follows:

 

Forgery

We will only report forgery offenses which occurred in the City of Dallas. We will only accept complaints from the person or business who suffers a financial loss. If you are currently involved in a dispute process with your bank, please wait until the dispute is resolved and the financial loser has been determined before making a report.

Requirements:

  1. A completed Forgery Complaint Form - This form provides us with the information needed to generate an offense. It MUST be filled out completely and accurately.
  2. The original forged document(s).
  3. A completed Forgery Affidavit​​ - This is a notarized sworn statement attesting that the signature which appears on the questioned document is indeed a forgery and not authorized by the account holder. This document is needed before we can file criminal charges in ALL cases.
  4. A color copy of a government issued form of identification.
  5. The offense must have occurred in the past 10 years.

 

    Credit Card/Debit Card Abuse

    We will only report credit/debit card abuse offenses which occurred in the City of Dallas. We will only accept reports from the person or business who suffers a financial loss. If you are currently involved in a dispute process with your credit card company or bank, please wait until the dispute is resolved and the financial loser has been determined before making a report.

    Requirements:

    1. ​​A completed Credit/Debit Card Abuse Complaint Form - This form provides us with the information needed to generate an offense.  It MUST be filled out completely and accurately.
    2. The original charge receipt or a credit card/bank statement showing the unauthorized charge.
    3. A color copy of a government issued form of identification.
    4. The offense must have ocurred in the past 7 years.

     

    Identity Theft (general)

    We will report any identity theft offenses which occur in the City of Dallas. We will also report identity theft offenses for Dallas residents when the offense occurred outside the DFW area or the offense location cannot be determined. For offenses which occurred outside the City of Dallas we will not be able to conduct a criminal investigation, but will forward information to the appropriate outside agency as needed.

    Requirements:

    1. A completed Identity Theft Complaint Form​  – This form provides us the information we need to make an offense. It must be filled out with as much information as possible.
    2. Documentation showing how the victim's identifying information was used (credit report, credit card or loan application, etc.)
    3. A color copy of a government issued form of identification.
    4. The offense must have occurred in the past 7 years.

     

    Identity Theft (arrests or citations)

    We will only conduct a criminal investigation into cases where a victim's identifying information was used during an arrest made by or citation issued by the Dallas Police Department. When a victim's information was used in a City of Dallas citation, the victim must first contact the City Attorney's office at 2014 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The victim should complete an Affidavit of Wrong Person Cited and receive a disposition prior to contacting our unit.

     

    Federal Income Tax Issues

    The Dallas Police Department does not investigate Identity Theft as it relates to Federal income tax issues. To report a fraudulent income tax filing or make a complaint against a tax preparer, please contact the Internal Revenue Service directly at (800) 908-4490 or irs.gov/individuals/identity-protection. To report an IRS impersonation scam, please contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at treasury.gov/tigta.

      Contact

      Dallas Police Department
      Financial Investigations 
      1400 S. Lamar Street
      Dallas, Texas 75215
      214-671-3543
      Email: forgery-dpd@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us