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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Shreveport Police Department Headquarters Building?
The police department is located at 1234 Texas Avenue, on the southwest corner of Texas Avenue and Murphy Street.
The mailing address is:
How do I report a crime or suspicious incident?
To report a crime, call 673-7300 and push 3 on your touch tone phone at the voice menu to get a call taker
Where can I go to be finger printed and obtain a Local Law Enforcement Records Check for employment purposes?
Finger prints can be obtained at the ABO office, located at 1234 Texas Avenue, Room #64. Entrance into ABO is at the north corner of the Shreveport Police Facility. Service fee for finger prints is twenty ($20.00) dollars.
Persons wanting to obtain a Local Law Enforcement Records Check for employment purposes have to request a "Clearance Check". If a person has never been arrested in the jurisdiction of the City of Shreveport, a clearance letter can be obtained, showing NO ARREST(S). If a person has been arrested, he/she can request a copy of the Courts Minutes (misdemeanors minutes are available through City Courts and felony minutes at available at Caddo Parish court).
How do I get a background check on someone?
Background checks are done ONLY for Military Recruiters, Government Agencies, and those businesses that have a "User's Agreement Contract", with the Shreveport Police Department, Information Services Bureau. The information will be faxed to the requesting agency, upon completion.
Background checks are not done for individual citizens. A citizen must request a "Clearance Check". With a "Clearance Check":
This information can be sent to:
How do I hire an off-duty police officer for security?
You can also email the police department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where/how do I obtain a permit to carry a firearm?
Concealed weapons permits are issued by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. They can be reached at 681-0647.
Where do I complain about congested traffic or careless drivers in my neighborhood?
Call our Traffic Bureau at 673-7255.
How do I establish a Neighborhood Watch in my neighborhood?
Call our Community Services Unit at 673-6950 and they will work with you to get one established.
Where do I complain about ongoing drug sales at a residence or business in Shreveport?
Call our Narcotics Bureau at 673-7040 to speak with a member of our narcotics enforcement.
How can I find out if a certain person is in jail?
You can call our Jail Desk at 673-7130 or click here to access Booking Details for more information.
How can I get a copy of a report of a crime or accident that occurred in Shreveport?
If you are involved in a vehicle accident, you should allow approximately 48 hours for the report to be entered into the system before trying to obtain a copy. You can obtain a copy of the report at:
The police department is located at:
1234 Texas Avenue (corner of Texas
My neighbor has several cars in his yard that are not in running condition. Can anything be done about this?
How do I get a Restraining Order?
Call the Shreveport District Courts at 226-6776.
How do I find out how much the fine is for a traffic ticket?
Call the Shreveport City Courts Clerk of Court at 673-5830.
What are the juvenile curfew hours for Shreveport?
The curfew applies to juveniles under the age of 17. The curfew restricts outdoor activities for these youth between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day, except on Friday and Saturday, when the curfew begins at midnight.
The curfew ordinance is defined in the city's Code of Ordinances, Sec. 50-201. For details, visit the city's website at www.shreveportla.gov
What is the law regarding child safety seats?
Children under 3 must be secured in a child restraint seat. Children 3-5 years old must be either in a child restraint seat or buckled up in the back seat. There are certain types of vehicles and situations exempted. See Louisiana Revised Statues 32:395
What is the law concerning fireworks in Shreveport?
Fireworks--excluding bottle rockets and sky rockets -- may be sold and discharged within the city limits during designated times of the year only. These times are:
Details on the fireworks laws can be found in the city's Code of Ordinances, Sec. 30-91. This ordinance can be located by visiting the city's website at http://www.shreveportla.gov.Noon June 25 to 10 p.m. July 5, except for the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
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