1.) What number do I call when it is not an emergency?
You should call the Communications Center at 740-423-7631 to report any suspicious activity, incidents, crimes or accidents of a non-emergency nature. 9-1-1 should be used for emergencies only.
For the Records section of the police department, you can call 740-423-4099.
2.) How do I get a copy of a police report (crime or accident)?
You can obtain a copy of a police report anytime between 8a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays) or mail in a written request. You need to call Records, in advance, to make sure the report is ready for release (740-423-4099). An administrative fee for printed reports does apply. The cost is $5.00 per report.
If you choose to send in a request for a report to be sent via USPS, you will need to include a check for the cost of the police report. Checks should be made out to the City of Belpre. You will also need to include a return addressed & stamped envelope so the report can be mailed back to you.
Written requests can be sent to:
Belpre Division of Police
715 Park Drive Belpre, Ohio, 45714
3.) What is the process to apply for a job within the police department?
You can access the City’s Web site at www.cityofbelpre.com and select the “jobs” link located there. That link will direct you to a listing of positions and directions on how to apply for any City of Belpre positions available. You can also contact the Belpre City Building at 740-423-7592 for information, as well.
4.) How can I get fingerprinted for work or license certification?
The Belpre Division of Police provides fingerprinting services (though NOT electronic AFIS-type printing). Times are set during normal business hours for fingerprinting. These times are: Mon thru Fri / 8:30am-845am & 2:30pm-2:45pm. The Belpre Division of Police does NOT provide fingerprinting services for concealed carry permits. CCW permits fingerprinting must be done at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office located in Marietta, OH. The Belpre Division of Police does not supply fingerprint cards for the various civilian applicants. Fingerprint cards for civilian purposes are the responsibility of the civilian employer or governmental/social agency requesting the fingerprints be taken. There is a fee for this process of $10.00 per fingerprint card. Once the card is complete it will be returned to you and you may take it to the requesting agency/employer for their processing.
5.) When will my report be ready (for release)?
For accident reports, pursuant to Ohio Revise Code Section #4509.10, officers have five work days to turn in the initial accident report to the OBMV whereby that report would be available for public release. Please refer to FAQ question# 2, “How do I get a copy of a police report (crime or accident)? “for further information or instructions.
For crime-related reports/incidents, there currently is no time limit on turning the report in for release. Once the report is turned in, the initial report may be available for release but any investigative documents may not be released until a “closed” or “inactive” status is placed on the case.
6.) Can Records fax a copy of my report to me?
No. The Records Section does not fax reports as payment must be received prior to its release. You must come in or send in a written request for a copy of your report and submit payment for the report copy before any action by the Records Section will be initiated.
7.) Can I obtain a copy of my report on-line?
No. The police department currently does not have on-line report viewing available.
8.) How do I put my house on the vacation watch?
Call the Communications Center anytime between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to set up a “house-watch”.
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