• 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.


    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.) When submitting credit reports, please include only the first page, which reflects the victim's name, and the page(s) which reflect the fraudulent accounts or inquiries.
    3. Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Report.
    4. A color copy of a government issued form of identification.
    5. The offense must have occurred in the past 7 years.
    6. Please submit all documents in PDF or other legible format.
    Click here to report Identity Theft using our Citizen Online Reporting System.


    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.


Dallas Police Department
Forgery Squad
1400 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Tel 214-671-3543
Fax: 214-670-8475
Email: forgery-dpd@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us