Can I file a police report by phone?
Generally speaking, the answer is no. However, we do recognize that extenuating circumstances sometimes make it impractical for an out-of-town victim to return to Hot Springs to file a police report. In this event an on-duty supervisor may authorize some phone-in reports on a case-by-case basis depending on the nature of the complaint.

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1. When should I call 9-1-1 instead of the non-emergency number?
2. How do I find out if someone has been arrested?
3. How do I place my house on the House Watch List if I go on vacation?
4. What should I do if I suspect drug activity in my neighborhood?
5. How do I request a K9 Unit demonstration?
6. How do I hire police officers to work an off-duty event? What is the pay rate for off-duty officers?
7. I am a victim of identity theft. What should I do?
8. How do I get a "peace bond", protective order or a restraining order?
9. How do I hire officers to work off-duty?
10. What is the law on, or what exactly does the law say about (fill in the blank)?
11. Where and how do I get a copy of a report that I have filed (Accident or Incident Report)?
12. What do I need to do AFTER I have filed an accident report?
13. Can you run the serial number of an item or a firearm and tell me if it is stolen?
14. Can you run a car's VIN number and tell me if the car is stolen?
15. Can you tell me if there is an active arrest warrant for my spouse (friend, neighbor, relative, etc)?
16. Can you tell me if there is an active warrant for my arrest?
17. Can I get the crime statistics for my neighborhood?
18. Can you tell me which apartments or neighborhoods are the safest to live in?
19. Where can I get a background check?
20. Can I speak to an inmate?
21. Do you have a jail at the police department?
22. What is the mailing address of the Hot Springs Police Department?
23. What is the physical address of the Hot Springs Police Department?
24. Can I file a police report online?
25. Can I file a police report by phone?
26. How do I get my fingerprints made?
27. What are the hours of operation of the police department's lobby and administrative offices?
28. What should I do if I suspect a phone scam?
29. Where and when can I pay a traffic ticket?