Frequently Asked Questions

    1.  How can I obtain a copy of my police report?
    2.  How can I obtain a copy of my criminal record?
    3.  How can I obtain proof of no criminal record?
    4.  Do I have any warrants?
    5.  How do I report a crime in progress?
    6.  If I need police assistance, but it is not an emergency, who do I call?
    7.  Where can I obtain crime prevention information?
    8.  Where can I obtain information on Domestic Violence?
    9.  How can I obtain a restraining order?
    10.  What can I do about annoying or threatening phone calls?
    11.  How can I report suspected child abuse or elderly abuse?
    12.  How can I obtain information on sex offenders in my neighborhood?
    13.  How do I obtain a copy of an accident report?
    14.  What can I do about excessive noise in my neighborhood?
    15.  How can I report animals running loose in my neighborhood?
 
    Q.  How can I obtain a copy of my police report?
    A.  Police reports can be obtained at the Police Department during regular business hours.

    Q.  How can I obtain a copy of my criminal record?
    A.  Criminal records must be obtained through the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

    Q.  How can I obtain proof of no criminal record?
    A.  Contact the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

    Q.  Do I have any warrants?
    A.  Local warrants for The City of Southside can be checked by phone. For all others someone must come to the Police Department to be checked.

    Q.  How do I report a crime in progress?
    A.  Call 911.

    Q.  If I need police assistance, but it is not an emergency, who do I call?
    A. 

You may call the non-emergency telephone number at 256-442-2255.



    Q.  Where can I obtain crime prevention information?
    A.  Contact your local Police or Sheriff’s Department.

    Q.  Where can I obtain information on Domestic Violence?
    A.  From the Police Department or you may contact Rose Haven at 256-543-2408.

    Q.  How can I obtain a restraining order?
    A.  Restraining orders are issued through the County Clerk’s Office.

    Q.  What can I do about annoying or threatening phone calls?
    A.  Contact your local Police Department and your telephone company.

    Q.  How can I report suspected child abuse or elderly abuse?
    A.  Contact the Department of Human Resources at 256-549-4100.

    Q.  How can I obtain information on sex offenders in my neighborhood?
    A. 

http://www.ago.state.al.us/, http://www.familywatchdog.us/, and http://www.community.dbs.alabama.gov/



    Q.  How do I obtain a copy of an accident report?
    A.  A copy of the report can be obtained from the Police Department that worked the accident.

    Q.  What can I do about excessive noise in my neighborhood?
    A.  Notify the Police Department.

    Q.  How can I report animals running loose in my neighborhood?
    A.  You can call 256-442-2255 and report the animal and if known, give the owner’s name.