How do I report a crime?
For some people this may seem like a foolish question but, the fact is that during a heightened state of panic, anger, shock, and/or despair, simply calling 9-1-1 to ask for help can create an even higher state of anxiety. Knowing what the dispatchers will require from you can reduce stress, and can possibly expedite help to your situation. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when calling 9-1-1;

Speak clearly and remain calm - Dispatchers must be able to understand what you are saying.

Be ready to give information such as your name, callback number, incident location, and type of incident.

Unless the dispatcher tells you to hang-up, stay on the telephone line.

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1. I just found a brightly colored civil process slip in my door from your department for someone that used to live at my residence or someone I don’t know. What do I do now?
2. How do I report a crime?
3. I just found a brightly colored slip in my door from our office. It reads that the Sheriff’s Department has a civil process paper for me. What do I do now?
4. I am aware that your office has civil process for me but I’ve heard that if I avoid service I will elude having to go to court and the matter might simply “go away”
5. When should I call 9-1-1 opposed to calling on the Sheriff's administrative line (785) 625-1040?
6. What is Civil Process?
7. Can the Sheriff's Office Resolve Landlord/Tenant Disputes?
8. Will the Sheriff's Office preform a Civil Standby?
9. Can the Sheriff's Office preform Background Checks?
10. How can I file a Missing Person’s Report?
11. Will the Sheriff's Office preform Welfare Checks?
12. How do I obtain fingerprints for pre-employment?
13. Property boundary disputes - What is the solution?
14. Where do I pay traffic tickets?
15. Will the Sheriff's Office unlock my personal vehicle?