Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I have information about a crime I believe has occurred or I know the whereabouts of someone wanted for a crime. What should I do?
A. For any crime in progress, call 911. It is helpful if you first provide an exact location, then details of the crime including, if possible, a description of suspects and victims involved. If you have information about a violent felony crime or know the whereabouts of someone wanted for a crime, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-474-TIPS. Callers remain anonymous. If your information leads to the arrest and indictment of a perpetrator for a violent felony crime, you are eligible for case rewards of up to $1,000.
Q. How do I check the status of a felony case?
A. Call the Bureau of Investigations at 913-573-6020
Q. I think I have a warrant for my arrest issued from Kansas City Kansas Municipal Court. How do I find out if I do or not?
A. You may contact the Kansas City Kansas Police Department Records Unit at 913-573-6100. After providing a full name, date of birth and social security number, the clerk will search the records for you.
Q. Do arrest or bench warrants expire?
A. Warrants of arrest, which include both arrest and bench warrants, have no expiration date: they are cleared only when abated by death or when a defendant appears before a judge in the court that issued the warrant.
Q. What types of crimes does the Fraud Unit investigate?
A. Detectives assigned to the Fraud Unit investigate crimes involving fraudulent checks, credit cards, airline tickets, securities and other official documents such as driver licenses and Social Security cards. The also scrutinize cases involving trademark counterfeiting cases and cellular phone cloning. The unit maintains photo and intelligence files of known con artists, pickpockets and thieves who pose as utility company employees or phony home repairmen also known as travelers.
Q. I think I may be the victim of fraud or a con game. What should I do?
A. If you suspect a fraud or a scam, do not be embarrassed to call your local police in Kansas City, Kansas at (913) 573-8680.
Q. Where's my car?
A. In order to be provided the best/quickest service, you need to give the location of the tow and/or the last five(5) digits of the VIN (vehicle identification number).
Q. My registration and insurance is in the car?
A. You must either get copies of your registration and insurance or go to the tow lot where your car has been towed with a valid ID and retrieve the documents from the vehicle.
Q. What are the names of the tow lots that are used by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department?
A. There are three tow lots used:
ALLSTAR - Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
900 S. 66th Terrace
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
Alandon Tow - Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
6224 Kansas Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
ITR/All City - Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1015 S. Bethany
Kansas City, Kansas 66105
Q: What are the tows fees?
A: The initial tow fee is $100.00 and then a $30.00 a day storage fee.