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Posted on: January 21, 2021

View DeSoto's Virtual 2021 State of the City Presentation Saturday at 10 AM

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Join us on Saturday, 10 AM for the City of DeSoto's 2021 virtual State of the City presentation hosted by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce.

It will be available for viewing on the City's Facebook Page via Facebook Live as well as on the City's website at htt...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

JANUARY 21ST COVID INFO UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, STATE OF TEXAS, & MULTIPLE NEWS OUTLETS

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As of Noon on January 21, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,978  new “real-time” COVID-19 positive cases. This included 1,412 confirmed cases from PCR tests and 566 probable cases from lab-confirmed anti...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Dallas County Vaccine Registration Hotline is 469-749-9900.

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Our friends at Dallas County tell us that people can now call Dallas County HHS to register over the phone for the COVID-19 vaccine. The number for the DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline is 469-749-9900. The hotline became operational at noon today (Frida...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Community Survey 2020

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DeSoto recently conducted a Community Survey. View the report here:

Community Survey Results City-wide Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Strategic Plan FY 21-25

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DeSoto has developed a five-year strategic plan. Read all about it here:

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

JANUARY 20TH COVID INFO UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, STATE OF TEXAS, & MULTIPLE NEWS OUTLETS

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As of Noon on January 20, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 3,469 new “real-time” COVID-19 positive cases. This included 3,197 confirmed cases from PCR tests and 272 probable cases from lab-confirmed antigen tests....

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

JANUARY 17TH COVID INFO UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, STATE OF TEXAS, & MULTIPLE NEWS OUTLETS

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As of Noon on January 17, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,377 new “real-time” COVID-19 positive cases. This included 1,311 confirmed cases from PCR tests and 66 probable cases from lab-confirmed antigen tests. ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Assistance & Infor for DeSoto Residents Without Internet Access

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The City of DeSoto strongly encourages all of our residents, especially Seniors and those with high-risk health conditions, to register with Dallas County HHS for their COVID-19 vaccinations online at: http://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-1...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

JANUARY 19TH COVID INFO UPDATE FROM DALLAS COUNTY, STATE OF TEXAS, & MULTIPLE NEWS OUTLETS

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As of Noon on January 19, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,589 new “real-time” COVID-19 positive cases. This included 1,351 confirmed cases from PCR tests and 238 probable cases from lab-confirmed antigen tests....

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Website

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DALLAS – Today, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) opened up a COVID-19 vaccination registration and pre-screening site for Dallas County residents in phase 1A or 1B, as outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Serv...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

DESOTO FIRE & POLICE GET A “SHOT IN THE ARM” TO HELP FIGHT THE BATTLE VS CORONAVIRUS

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On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, DeSoto Fire Chief Jerry Duffield and Police Chief Joseph Costa joined the area’s many first responders who drove through the Ellis Davis Field House operated by Dallas County/Parkland Medical to receive the...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Candidate filing information 5/1/21 Regular Election/Información depresentación de candidatos 5/1/21

Jan 13 2021 Election Filing Starts

Important Information related to DeSoto's May 1st Regular Election. In addition to DeSoto's upcoming February 2, 2021, Special Election, DeSoto will also be holding a Regular Election on May 1, 2021. This document from the DeSoto City Secretary's...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: November 19, 2020

CITY COUNCIL SETS FEBRUARY 2, 2021 SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL OUT MAYOR’S TERM

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With the sudden passing of the honorable Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan, the DeSoto City Council has called for a special election on February 2, 2021, to fill her unexpired term. The State of Texas Constitution mandates that the special election be set with...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2020

DALLAS COUNTY+DESOTO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE PILOT PROGRAM WILL BREAK A VICIOUS CYCLE

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Dallas County Justice of the Peace Sasha Moreno (Pct 4-2) traveled to DeSoto’s Municipal Court to join Presiding Judge Scott Kurth for the launch of the Dallas County/DeSoto Occupational Driver’s License Pilot Program. You can view the...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 28, 2020

DeSoto Mourns The Sudden Passing of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

Contact: 

Matt Smith, DeSoto Communications Manager, MSmith@desototexas.gov

 

DeSoto Mourns The Sudden Passing

of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan

 

It is with profound sadness and deep regret ...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2020

Honoring Mayor McCowan: Funeral & Event Information

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HONORS FOR LATE MAYOR CURTISTENE S. MCCOWAN CONTINUE: Celebrations of Her Life Abound/Funeral Arrangements Come Together

The City of DeSoto continues to mourn the loss of Mayor Curtistene S. McCowan after losing her suddenly to complicat...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Highlights

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Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine? 

At this time, the vaccine is in limited supply. Vaccine is distributed in phases.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department (DCHHS) is collecting the names of Dallas County residents to register for the...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Dallas County Health and Human Services Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Website

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DALLAS – Today, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) opened up a COVID-19 vaccination registration and pre-screening site for Dallas County residents in phase 1A or 1B, as outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSH...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Library Curbside Pick-Up Services

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As an additional service, the DeSoto Public Library will be providing its patrons with curbside pick-up services Monday - Saturday (10 AM - 5 PM). Follow these steps:

  • Call (972-230-9665) or visit our library catalog to request items.
  • You will receive a noti...
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Posted on: December 6, 2020

Welcome To Our New Library Catalog!

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Are you ready? Our new catalog is here! Some of the highlights include an easy to read catalog with larger text, new language options (switch between English and Spanish), and colorful reading lists with book covers that you can create to save, print, or ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Meditation Monday

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Join us for Meditation Monday this month. Refresh your mind each Monday with a guided audio meditation. These brief meditations use proven stress-reduction techniques, such as deep breathing, mindfulness, and positive imaging. Take a few moments to partic...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Virtual Calming Room

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The Virtual Calming Room is a place for members of our community to find tools and strategies, and resources to help build our resilience during this pandemic. We are operating in uncharted territory right now during this pandemic. We recognize the toll i...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Recreation Center Reopening | Now Accepting RSVP

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The DeSoto Recreation Center is re-opening with restrictions. Patrons will have access to the Fitness Center, Basketball Courts, and the Walking/Jogging Track.

All areas will have a limited capacity. Patrons will be required to schedule an appointment for ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Reduced Hours Operation

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Hours of OperationMonday - Friday8AM to 12PM and 4PM to 8PM

For the safety of everyone, residents who are running a fever, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who have had close contact within the last 14 days with someone who has or is believed to h...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Program Guide: Recreation Life

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Discover DeSoto Park & Recreation Department and all we have to offer. Register for a new program, a sports league, or join the fitness center. Enjoy the upcoming season by attending one of our festive events.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Recreation Center Virtual Tour

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Welcome to the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department’s virtual tour. Browse and experience the amenities available in the Recreation Center, Corner Theater, Civic Center and Amphitheater. The department’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in DeSot...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Update June 15, 2020Moseley PoolDue to COVID-19 health concerns, Moseley Pool will not open this season. The closure will affect all swim lessons and swim activities for this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in 202...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Racial Profiling Reports

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DeSoto Police publishes monthly racial profiling reports

See the most recent report Police
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Departmental Policies

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Where are we?

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The Police Department and Regional Jail is located at 714 E. Beltline Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Have a complaint or compliment?

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COMPLAINT:Click on the link below for instructions on making a complaint.

HOW TO COMPLIMENT AN OFFICER:The DeSoto Police Department welcomes and encourages any compliment that you wish to offer an officer or member of this agency for outstanding service. &...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Hours of Operation

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-Patrol Division:

•    The patrol division operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need non-emergency assistance after hours, please contact dispatch at 972-223-6111. For emergencies dial 911.

Criminal Investigations Divisi...

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