Police FAQ

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Frequently asked questions of the police department.

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  • Someone is using my social security number for employment or filing taxes. What should I do?

  • Someone used my credit card or checking account number(s) to make purchases online. What should I do?

  • How do I apply for employment with the police department?

  • A junk car has been abandoned in my parking lot or on my property. Can the police have it towed?

  • What should I do if a police officer signals for me to pull over when I am driving?

  • What are the requirements to becoming a police officer? How do applicants get accepted into the police academy?

  • Should I report suspicious activity in my neighborhood?

  • Speeding is a problem in our neighborhood. What can the police do about it?

  • My friend or relative is overdue returning home, how can I find out if he/she was involved in a traffic crash?

  • Can I file a report over the telephone or does an officer have to come to my house?

  • Can a police report be filed any time of the day? Do I need to make an appointment?

  • Where do I go to pay a parking ticket or a traffic citation?

  • How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

  • How do I find out if someone has been arrested and how do I visit them in jail?

  • Why am I asked so many questions when I call 9-1-1?

  • Can the police open my car door if I have locked my keys inside?

  • Why did it take so long for the police to arrive when I called 9-1-1?

  • Does the police department offer fingerprinting? If so, when can I have my fingerprints done?