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     Beaumont Police Department
     255 College Street
     P.O. Box 3827
     Beaumont, TX 77704
 
                                             FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How do I get a copy of a police report or an accident report?

Copies of offense reports and accident reports are available from Records Management located in the lobby of the police station, 255 College. There is a fee. For more information, call 409-880-3817 or click here.

How do I file a police report?

If you are reporting a crime of a misdemeanor nature such as theft, criminal mischief, lost property, auto burglary, burglary of a shed or garage, the Beaumont Police Department requests you file the report by using the Internet. The department's Teleserve Unit, which takes misdemeanor reports over the telephone, will be temporarily discontinued on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, due to manpower issues. To file a report using the Internet, please click here. This will take you to the department's Police to Citizen (P2C) website. If you would like to talk with an officer, call 409-832-1234. Always call 911 if your situation is an emergency or life threatening.

Who do I call to see if I have any outstanding warrants?

If you believe you may have a city warrant, you should call Beaumont Municipal Court at 409-833-0555. If you believe you may have a county warrant, you should call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Warrant Division at 409-835-8408.

Who do I call to see if someone is in jail?

The Beaumont Police Department does not have a jail. All prisoners are housed at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility located on Highway 69 in mid-Jefferson County. The telephone number is 409-726-2500.

How can I get fingerprinted?

Fingerprinting is done between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Beaumont Police Department. Cost is $5 per fingerprint card. For more information, call the Identification Bureau at 409-880-3869.

How do I compliment or complain about a Beaumont police officer/department employee and/or police service?

You should either call the officer's commanding officer or the Beaumont Police Department Internal Affairs Unit at 409-880-3805.

How do I find out how much a traffic ticket is?

You can find out how much a traffic ticket is by calling Beaumont Municipal Court at 409-833-0555.

If I disagree with an officer's traffic accident report, what can I do?

Officers are traffic accident report takers only. They assess each accident on a case by case basis. Officers make a determination as to the contributing factors in the accident, but they DO NOT determine fault. If you disagree with the final accident report, you should contact the officer to discuss your concerns. The officer has the final say in how the report is written. Who pays for damage and other related costs is a matter which must be determined in civil court and/or between insurance companies. You should contact your insurance agent and/or an attorney.

I have discovered the insurance information on the accident report is not valid. What can I do?

You may file against the other driver for no insurance by going to Municipal Court and completing a complaint form against the other driver. All the information you will need is contained in the accident report.

Who should I contact to get a gun permit?

Handgun permits are issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. For more information, call 409-924-5400.

How can I get a copy of my criminal history?

Criminal records are maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. For more information, call 409-924-5400.

Where can I get information about applying for the Beaumont Police Department (sworn and/or civilian positions)?

Contact the City of Beaumont Human Resources Department at 409-880-3777 or the Beaumont Police Department Personnel Office at 409-880-3822. It is strongly recommended you get an application online.

What are the requirements to apply to become a Beaumont Police Officer?

Please visit the employment information page for eligibility requirements. To see if the City of Beaumont is currently accepting applications, visit the job posting page.

How can I attend the Citizen's Police Academy?

You can obtain a Citizen's Police Academy application by calling 409-880-3822 or online.

Do I need an alarm permit?

Alarm permits are required for all alarms in the City of Beaumont. Permit applications can be obtained by calling Police Records Management at 409-880-3836, by visiting our online alarm permit program here, or by downloading and submiting a blank application here.

How do I get a permit to block a portion of my street for a special occasion?

Contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980.7271 or fax the request to 409-980.2525. All applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event.

Block closures are only given out under certain, limited circumstances. No closure can be approved which would effect the access/egress of any private, residential property. This restriction limits the number of block closures which can be granted.

Is there a fee for a parade permit and are there any special conditions?

There is a $250.00 permit fee for both commercial and nonprofit entities. Commercial entities are also required to pay for all associated costs including police overtime, barricades, and cleanup costs.

For more information, contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980.7271.

Who should I contact if I have a complaint against a wrecker service and/or taxi service?

Contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980.7271. If the call is after hours, leave a message at the same number by selecting extension 350.

Who should I contact for the status of my hit and run accident report?

Contact Officer Doug DeVaugh of the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980.7271. If the call is after hours, leave a message at the same number by selecting extension 351.

How do I obtain a solicitation permit?

Solicitation permits will only be issued to charitable organizations. The permit request must be submitted 30 days in advance of the event. A permit may be obtained from the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Office which is located behind the Beaumont Municipal Court at 700 Orleans. A permit request can also be faxed to 409-833-2525. For more information, contact the Traffic Office at 409-980.7271.

How can I get a crime prevention or other related police presentation for my group, school or organization?

Call the Beaumont Police Department Police Community Relations Unit at 409-880-3825.

Is there a curfew in the City of Beaumont?

Persons age 16 and younger are prohibited from public places without adult supervision between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are certain exceptions for work and school activities.

How can someone report speeders on their street or request additional traffic speed monitoring?

You may contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980.7271 or write Sgt. Jason Plunkett at jplunkett@ci.beaumont.tx.us.

How do I arrange for the mobile traffic radar sign to be placed in my neighborhood?

Call the Beaumont Police Traffic Unit at 409-980.7271. Placement is subject to the department being able to locate the sign in a safe location. Length of duration at a particular location is dependant on the number of requests for the sign.

Does the Beaumont Police Department have a police reserve program?

The Beaumont Police Department does NOT have any type of police reserve program.

How can I get a Beaumont Police Department patch?

The Beaumont Police Department receives numerous requests from collectors and police officers for a Beaumont Police Department patch. The department is unable to respond to such requests as no patches are available.





 

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