I need information about an ongoing investigation. Who do I call?
For burglary, theft, robbery and business service, call the Criminal Investigation Division at 205-248-4520. For serious assault, homicide and rape, call the Homicide Division at 205-464-8690. For juvenile crime, call the Juvenile Division at 205-248-4600.
How can I get media information?
Call the Police Department Public Relations at 205-248-4845.
How do I inquire about a police report?
Call the Records Division at 205-248-4560.
I need a pistol permit. Where do I go?
Pistol permits are issued by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 700 Greensboro Ave. Apply at tcsoal.org/resources/pistol-permit.
How do I get information about a taxi license?
Call the Traffic Division at 205-248-4730.
I'm going out of town on vacation. What do I need to do?
Make your house looked lived in. This includes stopping your paper and mail delivery or having a neighbor pick it up. Let your neighbors know you're going out of town, so they can keep an eye on your home. You may also eave certain lights on a timer.
I need fingerprints taken for a job application. Can the Police Department do that for me?
Yes. Fingerprinting is available to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. There is no charge for this service.
How do I swear out a warrant on an individual?
If the crime occurred in Tuscaloosa and a report was taken by a Tuscaloosa Police Officer, you must first obtain a copy of your police report. After you've gotten your report, you must meet with a Municipal Court Magistrate either at the Municipal Court building or at police headquarters.
How do I report an uncut yard or unkempt premises?
Call Tuscaloosa 311 by dialing 311 within city limits or 205-248-5311 if outside city limits.
How do I inquire about an impounded vehicle or recovered property?
To inquire about an impounded vehicle, call 205-248-4801. To inquire about recovered property, call 205-248-4556.