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My house has been broken into. How do I go about
getting a Technician out to dust it for fingerprints?
All burglary complaints are assigned to a detective in the Criminal
Investigations Bureau, usually by 10:00 a.m. the day following a break-in.
Contact the Record Section, (810) 237-6870 and they will look up the
detective that has been assigned to your case. The investigator will
determine whether or not a Technician will be sent out. If possible, have a
complete list of items missing, including serial numbers. Also, provide the
detective with names of possible suspects. If you wish to secure your home
or business, feel free to do so. If there is broken glass or other items
that had possibly been handled by the burglar, try to preserve the evidence
for possible future fingerprinting & set aside. Notify your investigator of
this possible evidence.
Can I have the police department check someone else to see if they have a
record, or see if there is a warrant?
Absolutely not. Michigan State Law absolutely prohibits the police
department from sharing information obtained from the National NCIC computer
system with anyone other than law enforcement personnel. The department
could be fined or lose its terminal for violations of these regulations. You
may run a record check on yourself, providing you have a valid picture I.D.
WE NO LONGER DO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR ANYONE OTHER
THAN FOR ANOTHER POLICE AGENCY. WE REFER THE CUSTOMER TO EITHER THE CITY OF
FLINT LAW DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST FOR THE
INFORMATION THEY NEED OR TO A STATE SPONSORED WEBSITE WHERE CRIMINAL HISTORY
CHECKS ARE PROVIDED FOR A FEE.
What if I have a question about the status of my case?
Cases involving criminal acts, which appear to have some basis of
solvability, are referred to a detective for further investigation. To
inquire about your case, call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (810)
Can the police open my car if I have locked my keys inside?
Due to the potential for damage to some vehicles, the police department does
not open locked vehicles. A locksmith is your best alternative.
If a child is locked inside your vehicle, the police department will send a
rescue unit to remove the child from the vehicle, possibly by breaking a
Can I get a Car towed from in front of my house?
department can only have vehicles towed that are on public property. Call a
wrecker service in your area and the vehicle will be towed away at no cost
to you. The wrecker service will notify the owner once they have determined
who that may be.
How can I find out if someone is in jail.
Contact the Genesee County Jail at (810) 257-3426.
How do I get a copy of a police report?
All copies of reports are obtained from the Traffic Division, which is open
Mon-Fri from 8:00 a to 4:00 pm.
Also, accident reports can be obtained on-line from the State Police.
To purchase a report, people can go to the online Ticket Payment and
Accident Report Retrieval Service website at :
THE TRAFFIC SECTION ONLY
PROVIDES COPIES OF TRAFFIC REPORTS ALTHOUGH THEY PREFER THAT REPORTS ARE
OBTAINED VIA THE WEB SITE. THE RECORDS & IDENTIFICATION SECTION PROVIDES
COPIES OF CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS ONLY.
How do I go about applying for a CCW permit?
You must be a City of Flint resident and have a current, valid I.D. proving
that. The cost for the CCW application is a $5.00 City charge and $39.00
which must be in the form of a check or money order and made out to the
State of Michigan. If the application for the CCW permit is denied, you will
not receive a refund
THE CITY OF FLINT NO
LONGER PROCESSES CCW APPLICATIONS. WE ONLY PROVIDE A CCW PACKET THAT,
WHEN COMPLETED, IS RETURNED WITH APPROPRIATE FEES TO THE GENESEE COUNTY
CLERK’S OFFICE. THE COUNTY NOW PROCESSES ALL CCW APPLICATIONS.
Do I need a CCW permit to take a handgun with me when I go hunting?
Not necessarily. If you are in possession of a valid hunting license, you
may carry a handgun on your person providing you do not conceal it. You may
carry a handgun while hunting on the OUTSIDE of your clothing. If inclement
weather necessitates having the handgun inside your clothing and concealed,
you will need to have a CCW permit, or you will be in violation of state
law. Unless you are in possession of a General or Restricted CCW permit, you
must transport your gun, unloaded, in the trunk of your vehicle and keep the
ammunition in a separate location, possibly in the glove compartment. When
applying for a General CCW permit, you will also be required to have a gun
Safety Certificate completed by an authorized firearms instructor, or a
How do I go about getting a purchase permit to buy a gun?
There is a $5.00 charge at the time of application. You will need a valid
picture I.D. There is a 24-hour wait while your record is being checked. In
most cases you will be able to pick up your purchase permit the next day.
Prior felony arrest disposition checks may take longer. If you have been
convicted of a felony or have shown a propensity for violence or assaultive
behavior, your permit application may be denied. The fee is not refundable.
PER STATE STATUTE, WE ARE
NO LONGER PERMITTED TO CHARGE THE $5.00 FEE FOR THE PROCESSING OF A PURCHASE
PERMIT. WE ARE, HOWEVER, ALLOWED TO CHARGE A $2.00 FEE FOR THE NOTARY
SERVICE REQUIRED FOR ALL PURCHASE PERMITS.
Non-Emergency Calls: General Information 237-6800
210 E. Fifth Street
Flint. MI 48502
Police Reports -Gun Registrations-Car Impounds:
M-F 7am-5pm ONLY
Mon - Fri
8:00am to 4:00pm