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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday July 10th, 2018 :: 09:00 a.m. AKDT

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Officers using new tool to help you know what happened after you call Dispatch

You called the police and now you want to know what happened. 

We’re going to help with that.
 
“We’ve heard from many of you wondering what the outcome is after you call Dispatch to make a report,” said Captain Julie Shank, Commander of the Patrol Division. “Now, we are making an effort to help close that loop.”
 
When you call Dispatch to report a crime or suspicious situation, the dispatcher will ask you if you would be willing to have an officer contact you.  Some of you are open to that and some of you are not.  We understand that sometimes you wish to remain anonymous and not have the police at your door – we will respect that and honor your wish for others to not know you’ve called APD.
 
For those of you who want contact, and you provide your address to the dispatcher, an officer with the Patrol Division will try to contact you. If for some reason the officer is unable to speak with you, they will leave a door hanger (see attached photo) on your door knob that contains the case or incident number, call type, date/time of response, and the officer who responded.  The officer will also leave a note stating the outcome of your call.
 
This will be for incidents that happen in your neighborhood, near where you live.  This may be difficult in those situations wherein we receive dozens of calls regarding one event – we may not have the resources to contact everyone but we will do our best.
 
As always, if you see anything suspicious or a crime being committed, call 911 for emergencies and 311 (option #1) for non-emergencies.
 

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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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