Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How do I contact the police when I need them?
  2. How do I reach the administrative office?
  3. Where is the Police Department located?
  4. Where do I go to pay a ticket or to make a court date?
  5. Where is court held?
  6. What should I do if I notice suspicious activity in my neighborhood?
  7. My neighbor says he can play his music as loud as he wants to up until 11:00 P.M. and nothing can be done. Is this true?
  8. What should I do if I hear my neighbors involved in a violent fight?
  9. What should I do if I believe a child is being abused or neglected?
  10. What can be done about vehicles speeding through my neighborhood?
  11. What can be done about a car that's been abandoned on the street for months?
  12. Do I have to report a minor traffic accident I'm involved in?
  13. What is the Ferndale Police Department's policy on dealing with NSF or Account Closed checks?
  14. I'm interested in starting a Block Watch group in my area. Where can I get information on this?
  15. Does Ferndale Police Department have a Lost and Found?
  16. If I turn in some found property and it's unclaimed, can I have it back?
  17. Does the Ferndale Police Department auction off its found bicycles?
  18. How can I find out if there's a warrant for my arrest?
  19. How can I find out if someone has a criminal record?
  20. Does Ferndale Police Department do fingerprinting?
  21. How do I get a Concealed Pistol License?
  22. If I'm not a U.S.citizen, can I still get a Concealed Pistol License?
  23. Can I get a Firearms Dealers License from the Ferndale Police Department?
  24. How can I get a restraining order against someone?
  25. What is an "At Risk Youth?"
  26. How do I file an "At Risk Youth" petition?
  27. How can I become an officer with your department?
  28. What is the procedure for lateral transfers?
  29. I am certified in a state other than Washington. Can I be hired as a lateral or would I have to come in at entry level?
  30. I am trained in federal law enforcement. Can I be considered as a lateral hire?
  31. My friend was arrested on a warrant. Where will he be taken?
  32. What is an infraction? A misdemeanor? A felony?
  33. My car was impounded. Where was it taken?
  34. I've just moved to Washington state. How long do I have before I'm required to get a new driver's license and Washington plates for my car?
  35. What is considered "valid identification"?
  36. What reasons would cause a person to have their driving privilege taken away?
  37. How would I know if my driving privilege was suspended, revoked or canceled?
  38. What is the difference between suspended, revoked or canceled?
  39. How can I clear up a problem in another state that is preventing me from getting my driving privilege back from Washington state?
  40. I have unpaid tickets in Washington state courts that need to be paid, however, I'm not sure where the courts are located or how to contact them.
  41. Is there some kind of temporary license you can get to drive back and forth to work when your driving privilege has been withdrawn?
  42. How long does it take to get my driving privilege back once I've been suspended, revoked or cancelled?
  43. Is there anything I can do about the neighbor's dog running loose around the neighborhood?
  44. What can I do about a dog that barks all night long?
  45. I'm a retired police officer from another state, and allowed to carry a gun there. Do I need to get a concealed carry license in Washington to pack my weapon here?