According to Bend City Code 7.08, the alarm registration component is still voluntary. This means the City does not issue permit numbers or require notification after installing an alarm in either businesses or residences. If you chose to register, please complete the Business Emergency Card and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
These cards are maintained and updated onsite at the Police Department and also at County Dispatch.
What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If non-emergency call 541-322-2960
If this incident happend in another city, can I file a report using this online police citized reporting system?
No, if a crime took place outside of the City of Bend Police Department please call the police department for that city.
What is known suspect?
A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.
What if I don't have personal access to a computer or Internet connection to file an online report?
The City of Bend Police Department has a convenient kiosk available for public use in the lobby located at 555 NE 15th St, Bend, OR, 97702.
Do I need a permit to drink alcohol in a City park?
An alcohol permit for private individuals can be obtained through Bend Parks and Recreation. They may be contacted at (541) 389-7275.
How can I complete the DPSST firearms course to obtain my State Standard Firearms Qualification Card for Retired Officers under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (H.R. 218)?
Currently, the Bend Police Department will only qualify retired BPD officers. Retired BPD officers have the opportunity to complete the DPSST Course of Fire free of charge. Retired BPD officers must provide their own ammunition and equipment. The qualification process will take place yearly during the month of June. This qualification is valid for one year from the date of qualification. To register for this class, please contact the Training Division by calling (541) 322-2960.
Does Bend Police Department do house checks if I'm away on vacation?
The Bend Police Department volunteer program takes responsibility for conducting checks on homes. If you would like someone to check your residence while you're out of town, please complete the Vacation Check Request form and return it to the Record's Division.
Can I donate stuffed animals and/or toys to the department?
Stuffed animals and toys are collected all year long. They must be new or like new. Bring them to the front office counter of the Bend Police Department at 555 NE 15th St, Bend, OR 97701. If you have questions, please call (541) 322-2960.
Can I do a ride-a-long with the Bend Police Department?
You need to fill out a ride along waiver and consent for background check. These forms can be picked up at the Bend Police Department. When complete you will be called to schedule the ride along. Dress code is casual, no jeans, message type T shirts, flip flops etc.
Do you provide tours of the Bend Police Department?
Our Community Service Liaison conducts tours. Please call (541) 322-2976 to schedule a date and time.
I need to get my property back from the Police Department. What do I need to do?
Property that was taken by the Bend Police Department can only be released by appointment. Call (541) 312-7945 to schedule an appointment.
The hours to obtain property from the Bend Police Department's Evidence Room are 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.
For best results in obtaining your property, please follow the below listed guidelines:
• Make an appointment with our property officer prior to coming into the Police Department You can reach our property room by calling 541-312-7945.
• Bring photo identification.
• Release of firearms require a background check prior to release - call for appointment.
Property cannot be released without prior approval from the Investigating Officer, District Attorney or Court.
Our Property Officer will not release any property without authorization directly from the above listed sources.
NOTE: PROPERTY IS RETURNED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
People keep speeding up and down my street. What can I do?
Traffic complaints are one of the most common calls received by the Bend Police Department. With increased growth, more of these calls can be expected. The Bend Police has six officers and a Sergeant that concentrate on traffic complaints and problems. To better allocate this scarce resource and make it more convenient to report chronic problems, you may email your complaint. If your concern is a single vehicle, report it to non-emergency dispatch, (541) 693-6911.
Please report areas of concern by noting:
Street and cross streets
Time of day
Specific problems such as speeding, running stop signs, etc...
Whether it is a chronic or occasional problem
Your name and contact number
Do you take pictures for passports?
You might try the Yellow Pages under Passports.
Where can I get my fingerprints taken?
The Bend Police Department offers fingerprinting services by appointment only during the following times:
Monday: 8am - 12pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm
The cost is $30 for the first card and $10 for each additional card. Please note payment must be cash only. The Bend Police Department also offers a Child Identification packet for parents that includes a fingerprinting and DNA collection section free of charge.
If you are interested in making an appointment or completing a Child Identification packet, please contact the Bend Police Department (541) 322-2960.
How can I get a copy of a police report?
The department will disclose reports unless they are exempt from public disclosure under the Public Records Law, set forth in ORS Chapter 192.
The Bend Police Department will generally release copies of pending or suspended theft and burglary reports to victims and insurance companies. Non-criminal motor vehicle crash reports will also be released to the involved parties or their insurance companies.
The police department will not release copies of reports that are part of an open and pending investigation. Other reports that will not be released include sex offenses, incomplete death investigation reports, cases involving the custody of an allegedly mentally ill person, or arrest reports that have been referred to the District Attorney's Office or the Juvenile Department.
My car was towed, what do I do now?
If your vehicle was impounded, you may obtain a vehicle release Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 PM excluding holidays by presenting satisfactory proof of ownership or right to possess the vehicle, proof of insurance, proof that a person with valid driving privileges will be in operation of the vehicle, and cash payment of $150.00 fee to the Bend Police Department, 555 NE 15th Street, Bend, Oregon 97701. Additional towing and storage fees will need to be paid directly to the appropriate towing company.
How do I find out if someone is in jail?
The Bend Police Department does not operate a jail. The Deschutes County Jail is located at 63333 Hwy 20 W, Bend, OR and can be reached by calling (541) 388-6661. Or, you can check out the current Deschutes County Jail Inmates List.
Do you notarize documents for the public?
The police department does not notarize documents for the public. You might try the Yellow Pages under Notaries Public.
How do I file a police report?
If the incident occurred in the City of Bend, you have several options. You can come to the front office of the Bend Police Department and file a report. The address is 555 NE 15th St, and the front office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If the front office is closed, you can use the call box inside the front entrance to contact the dispatch center. You can also call our non-emergency dispatch number, (541) 693-6911, and talk to an operator at Deschutes County 9-1-1. They will take your initial information, such as where the crime occurred, who was involved, name, address and telephone number. They will then pass along the information to a patrol officer and someone will make contact with you and compile the actual report.