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Frequently Asked Questions


Where can I find out more information about Impounded/Towed Vehicles?

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions About Towing section of our web site or visit our web page on Impounded/Towed vehicles.

How do I commend, or make a complaint against a Police Employee?
To comment on a police officer or police employee, fill out the comment form. You may also contact the Internal Affairs Unit at spdia@scottsdaleaz.gov

My wallet was lost or stolen. What do I do?
Steps to take after losing a purse or wallet.

Where can I get information about Fraud?
Contact the Fraud Information Hotline at 480-657-8568

Who do I talk to about bad checks?
Contact the Maricopa County Attorney's Office at (602) 372-7300.

Where can I get information about fingerprinting?
As of January 1, 2011 the Scottsdale Police Department no longer offers fingerprint services. 

How do I obtain a passport?
Contact the Customer Service at 480-312-2400

How do I obtain a marriage license?
Contact the Justice Court at 480-443-6600

Where can I get Police Records and Reports?
Visit our Records Division webpage for more information

How can I get a Collision Report ONLINE?
You need the date of the collision, the departmental report number (DR#) and a valid credit card to access your report for an easy download. Visit docview.us.com.

Which Officer/Detective is handling my case?
Property Crimes, contact 480-312-5169
Violent Crimes, contact 480-312-5100

How can I arrange a Ride-A-Long?
For scheduling contact 480-312-1907

How do I contact the City Jail (Detention Facility)?
Call 480-312-5245

How do I find out about employment in the Police Dept.?
Contact 480-312-2395 or click here for the City Job Webpage

Where do I find out about Motor Vehicle Registration?
Contact the Arizona State Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) at (602) 255-0072

Where can I get information on Animal Control?
Contact Maricopa County Animal Control at (602) 506-7387

Where can I file a complaint for noisy animals/barking dogs?
Call 480-312-5000

Where can I find Crime Statistics?
Contact our Crime Analysis Unit.

Where can I learn about Identity Theft Prevention?
Visit the Safety section of our Web site

Where can I get information on Car Seats?
For information on age and weight requirements for child safety seats, visit our Child Seat Safety page, Or, contact the Car Seat Hotline at 480-312-BABY (2229)

How do I contact Crisis Intervention
Contact the Police Crisis Intervention Service at 480-312-5055

Where can I get information on Photo Radar?
Email Photo Enforcement or contact the Scottsdale City Court at 480-312-2442.

Where can I get information on Concealed Weapon Permits?
Contact the Department of Public Safety at (602) 223-2000

There's a snake in my yard. What do I do?
Visit the Fire Department Safety webpage on Snakes or contact the Arizona Herpetological Association at 480-894-1625

I've locked my keys in my vehicle, what do I do?
Contact a locksmith unless this is an emergency (i.e. child or animal locked in vehicle)

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