How do I report a crime? If you have an emergency, immediately call 911. Operators will ask you where your emergency is, they will ask you details about your emergency and they will ask you for identifying information such as first and last name as well as middle initial and date of birth.
If you don't have an emergency but require immediate assistance from a member of the Ponderay Police Department, contact Bonner Dispatch at their business line of (208)265-5525. Again, operators will ask you details about your request as well as identifying information.
If you require routine assistance from a member of the Ponderay Police Department, contact our department at (208)265-4251. During business hours Monday through Friday, there will generally be somebody in the office to answer your call. After hours and on weekends, you can leave a message and an officer will return your call as soon as possible.
How do I get a copy of an accident report? Accident reports are released upon request as long as the accident did not involve serious injury or death requiring further investigation. Submit a Public Records Request Form by downloading it HERE.
How do I get a copy of a police report? The Records Section of the Ponderay Police Department keeps and maintains any and all records and reports involving activites conducted by the Ponderay Police Department. With certain exceptions, these records are available to the public upon request. Anyone requesting a copy of a police report or other Ponderay Police Department document needs to fill out a Public Information Request Form. Click HERE for a printable version of the Public Records Request Form.
Will I be charged for copies of the information I request? There will be a nominal fee for copies.
How long will it take to receive the records that I requested? Usually, it takes 3 -10 days from the receipt of your request for you to receive your requested records.
Why can't I have a copy of a police report? Some of the reasons that you might not be allowed to have a copy of a police report include but are not limited to:
Interference with enforcement proceedings.
They would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication.
They would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy
They would disclose the identity of a confidential source and, in the case of a record compiled by a criminal law enforcement agency in the course of a criminal investigation, confidential information furnished only by the confidential source.
They would disclose investigative techniques and procedures.
They would endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel.
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How do I file a complaint against or commend a Ponderay Police Department employee? To file a complaint against or commend a Ponderay Police Department employee, your complaint/commendation must be made in writing and submitted to Sergeant Mike Victorino either in person, by mail or by fax. He can be contacted at (208)265-4251. The office FAX number is (208)265-5226. Download the printable complaint/commendation form HERE.
How do I report Internet Fraud? If you believe you have been contacted by an international scam artist but have not lost any money, immediately stop all communication with the scammer. You can report the suspicious activity through the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
If you believe you are the victim of international internet fraud and have lost money in a transaction, your bank or other financial institution may require you to file a police report. If you live in the city limits, please report this to your local police department. If you are in the county, you may file a report by coming in to the Bonner County Sheriff's Office at 4001 N. Boyer Road, Sandpoint, Idaho. After filing your report a case number will be assigned which you can provide to your bank or other financial institution.
How do I check the status of or find out if some is a sex offender? Visit the Idaho State Police Sex Offender Registry HERE.
How do I check somebody's record? The Ponderay Police Department can only give you information about contacts that we have had with persons. We are not able to provide information about contacts by other agencies in the area of in the State of Idaho. Statewide background checks can be requested through The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI). BCI is located at 700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, Idaho 83642 and their phone number is (208)884-7135.
You can also conduct a search of the person's court records by use of the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository; a site which provides data as to the status of court cases in the State of Idaho. Click HERE for their site.