How do I report a crime?
You can report a crime through the police department's website, our telephone reporting officer, or the front desk. On the website, click on Contact JPD - Report a Crime. This will take you to our online reporting system where you can leave a contact name and number or remain anonymous. If you leave a name and number, a police officer will contact you for follow-up. The online report form does not serve as an official police report. An actual report can be filed when the officer contacts you if that is what needs to be done. Do not use the online report form for crimes in progress. If you would rather contact our telephone reporting officer to make a report over the phone, call 623-3131. To report a crime in person, come to the front desk of the police department where an officer will be dispatched to you. Take note that this will require some wait time on your part, depending on how soon an officer can get to you.Report a Crime

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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?