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  • Police

    • Are traffic stops recorded?

    • Can I report minor crimes online to the Police?

    • Can I ride along with a Police Officer on patrol?

    • Does the APD have a bomb squad?

    • Does the APD have a K-9 Unit?

    • Does the APD have a SWAT team?

    • How can I get a copy of my own criminal record?

    • How can I get fingerprinted?

    • How do I become a Police Officer?

    • How do I commend an APD employee?

    • How do I complain against any employee of the APD?

    • How do I contact a specific officer or a supervisor?

    • How do I file criminal charges against another person?

    • How do I get a vehicle that has been impounded?

    • How do I obtain copies of police records or reports for non-traffic accident related events?

    • How do I obtain copies of police records or reports for traffic accident related events?

    • How do I provide information to help solve a crime?

    • How do I report a crime?

    • How do I report a drug-related offense?

    • How do I report a junked or abandoned vehicle parked on the street?

    • How do I report graffiti?

    • Is every case assigned to a detective for follow-up?

    • What are the guidelines for child safety seats?

    • What are the normal operating hours of the Police Department?

    • What do I need to do if I want to have a special event on public right-of-way?

    • What does the Child Advocacy Center do?

    • What is Crime Stoppers and how can I give a tip?

    • When should I call 911?

    • When should I report suspicious activity?

    • Where can I responsibly dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications?

    • Who do I contact about a case that has been filed?

    • Who do I contact about registering my burglar alarm or if I have any other questions about the alarm?

    • Why did an officer not respond to my call immediately?

    • Will an officer be dispatched to every call for service?