Frequently Asked Questions

Police Department Frequently asked Questions

  1. What is the phone number to the district?
    • District 1: 513-352-3505
    • District 2: 513-979-4400
    • District 3: 513-263-8300
    • District 4: 513-569-8600
    • District 5: 513-569-8500
  2. Who should I call to find out why the power is out in my neighborhood?
    You should contact Duke Energy at 513-421-9500.
  3. Who should I contact due to my home telephone not working properly?
    You need to contact which ever company is providing your phone service.
  4. How can I find out if someone is in the county jail?
    You should contact the Hamilton County Justice Center at 513-946-6147.
  5. When the disaster sirens are activated, should I call the Police Department for information?
    No. Listen to your local radio or television for current information.
  6. How do I get a copy of a police report?
    Please contact the Cincinnati Police Record Section at 513-352-3559 or click on Records Request in the Contact Us section of the Cincinnati Police Web site.
  7. Where and how do I contact the Impound Lot?
    The impound lot is located at 3425 Spring Grove Ave. They can be contacted at 513-352-6370.
  8. Who do I call if I found an injured, stray or abandoned animal?
    Please contact the SPCA at 513-541-6100 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. After hours, contact them via Hamilton County Dispatch at 513-825-2280.
  9. Who do I contact for street closures?
    Call the ARTIMIS recorded line for traffic information at 513-333-3333.
  10. How do I find out if I have a warrant?
    You will need to go into a Cincinnati Police District with a photo ID to find out if you have any current warrants. We are unable to provide that information over the telephone.
  11. How do I report an accident?
    If you are involved in an accident and there are injuries, you should call 911. If it is a simple accident, you can exchange information and respond into any Cincinnati Police district and make a accident report. We suggest that you do this within 24 hours of the accident. Information that should be exchanged is:
    • Name, address and phone number
    • Driver's license number
    • Vehicle make, model, color and license plate number
    • Insurance company information
    • Note the date, time, location and obtain any witness information
  12. Who do I contact to ask questions about traffic tickets?
    Call 513-946-6041 during the daytime, and 513-946-6029 or 513-946-6027 evening.
  13. How do I report a pothole?
    If you notice a pothole on the street, please call 513-591-6000.
  14. What do I do if a wild animal gets into my house?
    Please contact an animal removal service as found in your local phone book or call 411.