What happens after a crime is reported to the police?
When an incident is reported to law enforcement authorities in Illinois, police first investigate whether a crime actually occurred and, if so, exactly what kind of crime it was. If it is determined that a crime has been committed, the officers must then confirm that the offense took place within their jurisdiction. If not, the incident will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. If the crime did occur within their jurisdiction, an officer will gather the available information from the victim and file a report. These reports are an important part of the criminal justice system. Each local agency is responsible for supplying a record of certain reported crimes within their jurisdiction to the Illinois State Police's (ISP) Uniform Crime Reporting program. ISP forwards this data to the FBI, where a record is kept of certain crimes committed through the United States. The FBI and ISP publish annual reports on crime statistics based on this information.

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1. How do I get information about COVID 19-Corona Virus?
2. Do I have to stay indoor during the Governor's Order for COVID 19?
3. Can I order Food or Groceries during the Governor's Stay at home order?
4. How do I know what size car seat my child should use and can a Police Officer help me install in my vehicle?
5. I need to be fingerprinted for a job application or a professional license. Will the Police Department do this?
6. How do I apply for a position with the Rolling Meadows Police Department?
7. Was my dog picked up by the police?
8. What are the Curfew Hours?
9. How do I set up a tour of the police department?
10. I have to go to court. Where is it?
11. How can I get a copy of an incident or crash report?
12. What are the responsibilities of a police officer?
13. How are police officers trained and what are they taught?
14. What if an allegation/complaint against a police officer or police employee turns out to be false?
15. What are the responsibilities of a police officer?
16. What happens after a crime is reported to the police?
17. When do police fingerprint suspects?
18. When do police make an arrest?
19. How do the police check a suspect's criminal history?
20. How do I get my criminal record sealed or expunged?
21. What do I do if an animal/dog bites me?
22. How can I obtain an order of protection?
23. How do I schedule a police officer to speak to my organization?
24. What information do you have regarding senior citizens?
25. What can I do about loud parties or noises, What times can they occur?
26. What can I do about persons lighting fireworks?
27. How do I obtain a FOID card application?
28. Does the Rolling Meadows Police Department accept credit cards?
29. How can I obtain a Freedom of Information request form?
30. How do I report an abandoned auto?
31. How can I find out if my vehicle has been towed?
32. Where do you tow cars to?
33. How do I commend a Police Officer or say thank you?
34. How do I complain about a Police Officer?
35. Will the employee be told about the complaint?
36. What happens when a complaint is upheld?
37. What happens when a complaint is not upheld?
38. What types of emergencies do I call 911 about?
39. What happens if a major crime happens within the City?
40. Why is there always a car parked at the Police Department? Should not all cars be out patrolling?
41. Why do I see police cars in a parking lot next to each other, seems like most of the time?
42. I have seen Coffee with a Cop. Where do I learn about this?
43. How can I let the police department know how they are performing?
44. Does the Rolling Meadows Police Department have social media accounts like Facebook?
45. I can not find the answer to my question anywhere in the FAQ section. Who do I contact?