When do police make an arrest?
An arrest actually occurs when a police officer indicates by word or action an intention to take a person into custody. Except under certain circumstances, police are required to have a valid warrant before making an arrest. One way to obtain a warrant is when a victim or witness goes directly to the county state's attorney's office with information about a crime, signs a complaint against the person who has allegedly committed the crime, and appears before a judge who issues an arrest warrant for the alleged offender. Another way is when a police officer files the complaint and goes before a judge to seek a warrant.

A police officer may make an arrest without a warrant if the officer witnesses a crime being committed. Police may also make an arrest without a warrant if there is probable cause that an officer occurred and that the person who would be taken into custody committed the crime. Unless it is an emergency, however, a police officer cannot enter a person's home without a warrant to make an arrest. When a person is arrested, he or she is not necessarily charged with a crime. Some people who are arrested are taken into custody, questioned, possibly put into a lineup, and then released without being charged with an offense.

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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?