open records requests

Open Records Request Online Form

Use this link to request copies of incident reports, offense reports, or other documents in the possession of the DeSoto Police Department. There is a fee authorized by state statute that will be charged that must be paid prior to release of requested records. After your request is submitted, you will be contacted via email with any fees due to process your request. (See, §70.3, TEX. ADMIN. CODE (2021)).

Body Worn Camera Record Requests

Use this link to request copies of videos from body worn cameras from the DeSoto Police Department. The Texas Attorney General’s Office has set the fee for these requests as

  1. $10.00 per recording responsive to the request for information; AND
  2. $1.00 per full minute of body worn camera video or audio footage responsive to the request for information, if identical information has not already been obtained by a member of the public in response to a request for information. (See, §70.13, TEX. ADMIN. CODE (2021)).
NOTICE:  After your request is submitted, an email will be sent with all transaction fees attached to process your request. A link you can use to pay online with a Debit or Credit Card will be attached to the email. There is a processing fee of 3.5% with a $.95 minimum charge for online payment, in addition to the records fee. You MUST note your GoGov Request number for the online payments. All fees must be paid prior to the release of the information.

The DeSoto Records Division is responsible for maintaining all records generated by the Police Department. Records Coordinator Tiffanie Clark and two full-time technicians staff the Records Division. The staff answers all records requests from the public, other law enforcement agencies, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, DeSoto Municipal Court, Child Protective Services and the U.S. Military. Filling Open Records Requests are a time-consuming task, and the number of records requests made to the Division typically increases year-to-year. The staff also submits NCIC/TCIC validation reports to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) which helps analyze the FBI Crime Statistics for DeSoto.

crime statistics
The division tallies the crime statistics for each month and for the year, and sends the information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in their Uniform Crime Report.

The DeSoto Police Department is now providing FREE fingerprinting services for DeSoto citizens ($10 for out-of-city residents). Appointments are only on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must have an appointment, present a valid Texas ID or DL, and provide your own ink card.

Sign up by using the link below to schedule an appointment.

Make a fingerprint appointment.


T. Clark
Records Coordinator
Email: Records Division
Do not email Open Records Requests. Please use links provided .

Phone: 469.658.3016
Fax: 469.658.0710