DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Starting Saturday, December 29, through New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31, the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire-Rescue will be monitoring the illegal possession and use of fireworks.
The areas that will be patrolled by teams are Central, Southeast, Southwest and South Central.READ MORE: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Announces Retirement; Biden To Fill Vacancy
Each of the four teams will include one Dallas Fire-Rescue Fire Inspector and one Dallas Police Officer.
DPD and DFR produced a public service announcement (at the top of the article) with more information on fireworks and gun safety over the New Year holiday.
In a news release, the two agencies outlined the potential punishments for firing a gun or shooting off fireworks:
It is illegal to discharge a firearm in the City of Dallas limits.READ MORE: Accused Cop Killer Oscar Rosales Caught At Texas-Mexico Border
The penalty includes a year in jail and up to a $4000 fine.
Discharging a firearm could also result in a deadly conduct charge which carries a penalty of two to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Fireworks in the City of Dallas are illegal year-round.
The penalty includes a citation and a fine of up to $2000 and confiscation of the fireworks.MORE NEWS: Texas Woman Who Allegedly Attempted To Buy A Baby At Walmart Arrested