City Council looks at DPD Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program

City Council looks at DPD Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) presented an update on the Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program to the City’s Public Safety Committee Feb. 8.

Enhancements to the program include:

  • Officer refresher training
  • Continuing education on new technology and reporting system changes
  • Technology updates, including access to a Record management System and incorporating in-car and body camera video.
  • Mechanisms to gauge program effectiveness, including separating criminal trespass arrests by type and disposition of cases in court

The program allows officers to make contact with individuals, issue a warning or make an arrest. DPD officer can issue a criminal trespass card or secure and charge an individual with criminal trespass if that person is a previous warning recipient and under arrest for another charge. Currently, the City has 2,453 of the program affidavits on file with nearly 500 criminal trespass arrests made across the 14 districts throughout 2015.

To view the City’s Criminal Trespass Affidavit Program presentation visit

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