CALLING CRIME CHECK

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NON-EMERGENCY HELP

CALL 456-2233

Crime Check is a service provided by Spokane Regional Emergency Communications for non-emergency calls. Crime Check will process reports for some local law enforcement agencies as determined by those agencies. 


Please refer to the information below for tips when calling and how to determine whether to call Crime Check or 9-1-1.

TIPS FOR CALLING

  • Know where you are and your telephone number.
  • Stay calm.
  • Answer the Call Receiver's questions and stay on the line until the Call Receiver is finished obtaining the necessary information.
  • If you are unsure you have an emergency, dial 911 and let the communications center decide what action is necessary.
  • Do not call 911 for information. Refer to your telephone book or call your phone provider for directory assistance.

WHEN TO CALL CRIME CHECK

  • To file a police report over the phone for a crime that is no longer occurring.
  • If you witnessed a crime that previously occurred.
  • If you have information about a past crime.
  • To add information on a previous crime report.
  • If you are the victim of a crime that is NOT in progress.

WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1

  • In-progress crimes or crimes when the suspect is still in the area 
  • Traffic accidents when parties are still on-scene 
  • Hit-and-run traffic accidents 
  • Any crime involving bodily assault 
  • Any domestic violence crime 
  • Theft or intentional damage to property with at least $10,000 in loss or damages 
  • Motor vehicle (licensed for the road) theft 
  • Bomb, terrorist or hate-bias threats or acts 
  • Burglary (entering a structure with the intent to commit a crime, e.g. theft, damage to property.) 
  • Suspicious persons, vehicles or circumstances when in-progress or suspects are still in the area. 
  • Fires or possible fires 
  • Emergency medical or medical transport needs

HELPFUL LINKS

C.O.P.S.
Community Oriented Policing Services for the City of Spokane


S.C.O.P.E.

Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort


AlertSpokane


Greater Spokane Emergency Management


Federal Credit Bureau Information


Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest