FAQs

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How do I file a police report?

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A police report is an official government record documenting a criminal violation, death, motor vehicle crash, public safety interests, and other certain reasons.  To file a police report 24-hours-a-day, call us at 979-548-3111.  An officer will be dispatched to you --- whether you're at home, at work, or other location in the City of Sweeny.  You may also come to the police department and file your report at our office.  In certain situations, you may also be able to file a police report over the phone (such as if you are out-of-town, hospitalized, etc.)  We are working to make online crime reporting an option, too.

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How can I check the status of a police report/case?

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Contact our Records Division at 979-548-3112.  The hours of the Records Division is Monday-Thursday, 8am-5:30pm, and on Friday from 8am-Noon.  You will be told if the case is still under investigation, pending further investigation, if a warrant has been issued, if an arrest has been made, if property has been recovered, or if the case has been closed and why.

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How can I get a copy of a police report?

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Copies of police reports are generally available to the public between the hours of Monday through Thursday, 8am-5:30pm and on Fridays from 8am-Noon by contacting our Records Division.  Your request must be made in writing, either in person, via fax, or via e-mail.  Your request must contain enough information to allow our staff to locate the report in a timely manner.  Unspecified or ambiguous requests may be rejected.

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What is the cost of a police report?

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There is a fee for police reports and other records.  The cost for a police report is $4.00.  Payments may be made with cash, check, or money order.  Credit card and online payments are not available at this time.

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