Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I obtain a copy of a police incident report?
A: You may obtain a copy of a police incident report by going to the Records Bureau located on the second floor of the Warren Police Headquarters. The reports are available:
The Records Counter: 8:30am- 4:00pm Monday-Friday.
Reports are normally available 3 working days after completion, unless there is an on going investigation. You may contact the Records Bureau at (586) 574-4760 prior to confirm the report’s availability.
Q: How do I file an accident report?
A: To file an accident report for a vehicular accident that occurred on a roadway with in the City of Warren, both drivers must report to the front desk of the station at the same time. Please bring your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Officers are available 24 hours a day seven days a week to take a report. You will be provided with a police report number that is required by most insurance companies. Accident reports must be obtained from www.clemis.org.
Q: How do I get fingerprinted?
A: You must be a Warren resident to be fingerprinted. You may be fingerprinted at the Records Bureau located on the second floor of the Warren Police Headquarters. This service is provided Monday through Friday 8:30- 11:30 a.m., 1- 3:30 p.m. Fee varies depending on the type of processing you require. Call the identification desk at (586) 574-4751 for more info.
Q: How do I obtain a permit to purchase a handgun?
A: Warren residents may apply for a permit to purchase a handgun at the gun counter.
Monday- Friday: 8:30- 11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.
Please contact the gun counter at (586) 574-4751 for additional questions and requirements.
Q: I was the victim of a crime. How do I file a report?
A: If you were the victim of an assaultive crime, respond to the front desk of the Warren Police Headquarters. Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to complete a report. If you were required to seek medical attention as a result of injuries sustained, please bring your medical paperwork so that it may be documented.
If you were the victim of a property crime, please bring a complete description of the property stolen/damaged. This includes physical description, model numbers, serial numbers and value.
For all crimes, officers will request information as to the date, time and location of the incident. Also try to provide information of any witnesses or suspects you may have to the incident.
Q: I am going out of town. Can I ask that the Police Department make checks on my residence while I’m away?
A: Yes. You may ask the Warren Police Department to do increased patrol checks of your residence. Contact the police front desk and advise the officer of your situation. You will be asked to provide the dates that you will be gone and contact information in case we need to reach you. It is also a good idea to provide additional information such as whether lights will be on timers, there will be any cars left in driveways or if any friends or relatives have permission to be there during your absence.