When I call 911 or the Police Department, what do I need to tell them?
The dispatcher will ask several questions. It is important that you listen to the dispatcher and follow their directions. Stay on the phone until the dispatcher tells you it is OK to hang up. They will need to know as much as you can tell about the following:

- What has occurred or is occurring?

- Location or activity?

- When did it occur, or is it occurring now?

- Are there any injuries?

- Were / are there any weapons involved?

- Are there any associated vehicles? (license, color, make, year, body style, wheel type)

- Suspect description? (sex, race, age, height, weight, hair, eyes, glasses, tattoos, marks, scars, complexion, hat, coat, shirt, pants, shoes)

- If the vehicle and / or suspect has fled, the direction of travel?

- Suspect(s) name if known

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1. Does the Republic Police Department unlock car doors when the keys are locked inside?
2. Where is the Police Department located?
3. When I call 911 or the Police Department, what do I need to tell them?
4. Can I call 911 from my cellphone?
5. Why is it important to have my address on the front of my house?
6. Who do I contact for an Order of Protection?
7. Why do the storm sirens go off once a month?
8. Where are the storm shelters located?
9. What am I supposed to do when I hear the sirens go off?
10. My family will be going out of town. Can the police check on our house for us while we are gone?
11. Who can I contact for road conditions?
12. Who do I contact about a traffic ticket?
13. Do I need a permit to install an alarm in my residence or business?
14. How do I find out if my lost wallet, bicycle, cellphone, etc. has been turned in to the Police Department?