Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where do I report a juvenile runaway?
  2. Why does a Crime Check call receiver take my report by phone?
  3. Why can't 911/Crime Check call receivers tell me if someone has a warrant?
  4. Is making a report the same as "pressing charges"?
  5. What information would be helpful to gather (if possible) before calling to make my police report?
  6. How do I add information to my report?
  7. What happens with my report now?
  8. Are 911/Crime Check call receivers Law Enforcement?
  9. Can 911/Crime Check call receivers give legal advice?
  10. Who else might I notify about the loss or theft of personal information, such as a driver’s license, Social Security card, checks, and credit or debit cards?
  11. How do I get a copy of my police report?
  12. Who should I call to check on the status of a previously filed police report?
  13. What is the appropriate number to call to make a complaint about a Law Enforcement officer?
  14. Who can I call/where can I look for information about drug/suspicious activity?
  15. Why can’t 911 call receivers give an "ETA" (estimated time of arrival) when I request police/fire/medical response?
  16. Who do I contact to find out if the vehicle (including boats) or gun I want to purchase is/has been reported stolen?
  17. How do I get a copy of a 9-1-1/Crime Check recordings?
  18. How do I get a copy of my traffic collision/accident report?
  19. Where can I get a Washington State Accident Reporting Form?
  20. When is 9-1-1 the appropriate agency to call for animal/pet emergencies?
  21. Where can I get crime statistics for a neighborhood?
  22. Does Spokane County have a Noise Ordinance?
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