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  Should the unthinkable happen to you, here are some tips on.....

How To Report A Crime

Find a safe place to make the call. When done, dial 9-1-1- as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater the advantage for the perpetrator.

  • Tell the 9-1-1 dispatcher your location.

  • Remain Calm.

  • The Dispatcher knows what questions to ask you. They will guide you through the process.

  • They will ask you for your name and telephone number so that they can call you back if they need to.

  • Once an officer arrives, relay your information.  The Dispatcher will have told the officer the basic information needed. You will be expected to fill in the details.

  • Keep in mind the description of the perpetrator. While you are waiting for the officer, you may want to make a list answering the questions below (while it is fresh in your mind.)

    • Sex

    • Race

    • Approximate Age

    • Height  -compare it to a nearby object or the officerís height

    • Weight - was person average or very thin or burly?

    • Hair Color and Length - was a hat or cap worn to cover hair?

    • Were there any distinguishing dental details you recall?

    • If a man, did he have facial hair, mustache, beard, side burns, etc.?

    • Eye Color - were glasses worn?

    • Were there any visible scars or tattoos and if so, where?

    • Description of the personís clothing. Did it look like an intentional disguise?

    • Did the person wear garments having logos?

    • Any tell-tale mannerisms exhibited? Or repetitious statements?

    • Did the person exhibit a discernable dialect?

    • Did the perpetrator use a vehicle? If so, did you notice make, model, color?

    • Do you recall ever seeing the perpetrator anywhere in the past?