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Service
Description
9 - 1 - 1 Emergency police services
Abandoned Vehicles Assistance in removing abandoned vehicles
Block Watch Participate in a group of concerned citizens working to improve safety in our neighborhoods or lease a block watch sign
Citizens Police Academy Program to increase understanding of how the Police Department works within the community
Community Outreach Policing Officers assigned to specific neighborhoods in Bellingham
Community Presentations and Training Presentations and training available to the community on a variety of safety topics by Crime Prevention Officers
Concealed Pistol License Apply for a state concealed pistol license
Conviction Background Check Request conviction background checks
Crime Free Rental Property Program to reduce crime on rental properties
Environmental Design Crime Prevention Consultation on designing and using the built environment to improve safety
Explorers Opportunity for high school students to explore a career in the criminal justice field while volunteering
Fingerprinting Finger printing services for most purposes except immigration
Firearms Background Checks Background checks for public sale of firearms
Firearms Private Transfer or Disposition Report private sale, transfer, loss, or disposition of a firearm
House or Business Checks House & Business checking service by volunteers of the Police Department
Lost and Found Finding or reporting lost property
National Night Out Against Crime Annual event brining communities together to build relationships and stand united against crime
Neighborhood Crime Statistics Crime statistics by neighborhood
Not-in-Progress Crime Reporting Report crimes that are not in progress
Police and Traffic Accident Reports Request copies of police reports
Police Certificate / Clearance Letter Request a police certificate stating the Bellingham Police Department does or does not have a criminal record on file for you
Police Daily Activity Reports on daily activity of Bellingham Police
Property Retrieval Obtain property that is ready to be released from the custody of the Police Department
School Presentations and Training Instruction on topics such as: substance abuse prevention, conflict resolution without violence, and criminal justice classes
Security Surveys Free security survey of businesses or homes conducted by a crime prevention officer
Senior Volunteer Program Opportunity for citizens 55 years or older to assist the Police Department in improving community safety.
Sex Offender Notices Information on current Level III sex offenders
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