FAQ

Call the Police Department, ask to speak to a Patrol Supervisor and request that this area be placed on selective enforcement. You can request active selective enforcement in your neighborhood or you can request placement of one of our speed information trailers.

How can I find out if someone is in jail, when someone in jail can be visited and any other information about persons in jail?

The Crestview Police Department does not have a jail. You need to contact the Okaloosa Department of Corrections directly at 850.689.5691.

Where do I go to pay a traffic citation?

Traffic Citations are processed through Traffic Court at the Okaloosa County Court House. If you have any questions about paying for a traffic citation or you would like to set a hearing date, please contact Okaloosa County Clerk of Court directly at 850-689-5000.

How do I apply for employment with the police department?

An application may be obtained from the City Personnel Department located in City Hall, or downloaded from the website here. To review the requirement to become a police officer click here.

How do I get an officer to check my house while I am on vacation?

As a service to our residents, we offer house checks while a resident is away for an extended period of time. To request this service contact the Communications Division at 850.682.2055. They will obtain the required information and then pass it on to the Patrol Division.

My friend or relative is overdue returning home. How can I find out if he/she was in a traffic accident?

The police department dispatch center does not have the names of persons involved in accidents available. If a person is injured in an accident and unable to call themselves, we will notify their family.

What do I do if I am involved in traffic crash?

If you are involved in a traffic crash you should first stop and check if there are any injuries and then remain at the scene. If possible you should then move the vehicles off the roadway to allow traffic to flow; there is NO law in Florida that prohibits you from moving your vehicle out of the roadway after a crash. If the crash involves injury, a drunk driver, a hit and run with suspect information, or if your vehicle is disabled requiring a tow, you need to notify the police immediately.

If you are involved in a crash with total damage to any vehicle or other property in an apparent amount of at least $500, there are no injuries, and vehicles are drivable, you are still required to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency. If the total damage is less than $500, it is not necessary to report the accident; however, you should exchange driver information among the parties involved in the accident. This information should include; your driver’s license, current vehicle registration and current proof of insurance.

How can I go on a Ride Along with an officer?

Currently, the police department is revamping it’s ride along program. ┬áCheck back for more information.

How do I go about hiring an officer off-duty for a function?

All requests for off-duty employment are made through the C.I.D. Division. You can reach Lieutenant Kay Pitts at 850.682.3603. Please try to allow sufficient time for the detail to be posted.

Where can I find a complete listing of the City’s Ordinances or State Statues?

Both the City Ordinances and State Statues can be researched and viewed online. You can find the Crestview City Ordinances here and the Florida State Statues can be at viewed here.

How can I obtain a criminal history on a person?

The Crestview Police Department does not provide criminal history checks. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), is the central repository for criminal history information for the state of Florida. In addition to maintaining criminal history information, it is their responsibility to provide public access to this information when requested. Please click here to go to their website.

What if I have a question about the status of my case?

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