FAQ's
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?
You can file a police report over the telephone by calling 409-880-3862 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also request a police officer respond to your location by calling 409-880-3865. If your report meets certain criteria, you may be able to file your offense report online. Always call 911 if your situation is 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 or by coming to the Records Management Office in the lobby of the police building, 255 College, or by clicking 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 409-833-3271 or fax the request to 409-833-2525. All applications must be submitted at least 21 days prior to the event.

Is there a fee for a parade permit and are there any special conditions?
Currently there is no fee for a parade permit; however, the applicant is responsible for all barricades and requirements placed upon the event if approval is granted. For more information, contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-833-3271.

How can I arrange to have a Child Safety Seat Technician assist me in installing my new car seat?
Contact Sgt. Mike Earney of the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-833-3271. If the call is after hours, leave a message at the same number by selecting extension 350.

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 409-833-3271. 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 409-833-3271. 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 Muncipal Court at 700 Orleans. A permit request can also be faxed to 409-833-2525. For more information, contact the Traffic Office at 409-833-3271.

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 409-833-3271, ext. 350, or write Sgt. Mike Earney at [email protected]

How do I arrange for the mobile traffic radar sign to be placed in my neighborhood?
Call the Beaumont Police Traffic Unit at 409-833-3271. 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 department does not send out patches to persons other than law enforcement officers. If you are a law enforcement officer and wish a department patch, submit your request in writing on the letterhead of your agency. Once the written request is received, it will be placed on a waiting list. E-mail requests for patches will not be accepted.

Why can`t I see any reports when they are opened in Adobe Acrobat?
If you are unable to see the reports when they are launched in Adobe Acrobat, try setting the "Display PDF in browser" setting to false. In Acrobat Reader 6.0 this setting is found on the "Internet" tab after navigating to "Edit | Preferences". If you are using a different version of Adobe Acrobat, please consult the "help" documentation provided with the software.

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