How do I obtain a local background check?
Local background checks are the only background checks performed at Joplin Police Department. If you are needing a state background check, Missouri counties that are registered can be accessed at The Joplin Police Department does not perform county or state background checks. A local background check costs $5.00 and can be requested at the police department's records division at 303 E. 3rd Street Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00. An ID is required. Cash, Master Card, Visa or check only. State Background Check

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1. How do I compliment an officer?
2. How do I file a complaint?
3. When can I come to the police department to get fingerprinted?
4. How do I obtain a local background check?
5. How do I get a police report?
6. How do I get an accident report?
7. How soon can I get my accident or incident report?
8. How do I get an abandoned property tow form?
9. How do I get my property/evidence back?
10. How do I obtain a liquor license? Taxi license? Security license?
11. How do I report graffiti?
12. How do I report a crime?
13. What happens after my report is filed?
14. What is a telephone report?
15. When are 911 calls appropriate?
16. What do I do if I am in an accident?
17. Who do I contact to get information on starting a Neighborhood Watch Program?
18. I am moving to Joplin. Can I obtain crime statistics for a particular neighborhood?
19. Where is the courthouse located?
20. How do I get someone out of jail?
21. What are the jail visiting hours?
22. What can I bring/not bring to my relative or friend in jail?