Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Cottonwood Police Department located?
What are your hours?
Where do I find out if someone has been arrested?
What number do I call for road conditions?
Can I find out if I am wanted?
How do I request a police report?
How do I report an accident?
How do I have my fingerprints taken?
How do I report a crime?
How do I report a medical emergency?
What are the curfew hours?
When does my child need to be in a car seat?
My street light is out, how do I get it repaired?

 

Where is Cottonwood Police Department located?

We are located at 199 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

What are your hours?

Normal office hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday through Friday. However, dispatch is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you arrive at our location after hours, there is a phone near the front glass doors which will automatically dial dispatch when you pick up the receiver.

Where do I find out if someone has been arrested?

Yavapai County Jail (928)771-3260.

What number do I call for road conditions?

1-888-411-7623

Can I find out if I am wanted?

The best way to find this information is to contact the courts directly. Because we cannot verify your identity over the telephone, we can't release the information if you call. If you come to Records in person, we are required to notify an officer to check the warrant status for you.

How do I request a police report?

Reports can be requested in person at the Cottonwood Police Department or through the mail. In both cases the address is:
Cottonwood Police Department
199 S 6th Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Copies of reports cost $0.25 per page. For questions concerning reports contact the records department during normal business hours (M-F 8:00am to 4:00pm) at (928)634-4246 or Fax at (928)639-0611

How do I report an accident?

For accidents involving injury requiring medical attention call 9-1-1. For hit and run and other non-injury accidents call 634-4246. For private property and delayed accidents with minor damage and no injuries a Citizen's Report of Accident form can be obtained at the Cottonwood Police Department.

How do I have my finger prints taken?

Finger printing is offered to the public Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The fee is $5.00 for the first two cards (per person). Each card thereafter is $5.00.

How do I report a crime?

If a person is at risk of bodily injury or death or if it's a crime in progress with a potential of loss of property dial 9-1-1. For other criminal activity dial 634-4246.
Remember to keep yourself safe, do not disturb evidence and be the best witness you can.

How do I report a medical emergency?

Dial 9-1-1. Try to remain calm. Don't hang up. Listen to the questions carefully. Carefully answer all questions and follow all instructions. Be prepared to give your location and phone number. Also be prepared to give the patients location if different than yours. The better you can follow these simple instructions the better the service the Cottonwood Emergency Community can provide for you or your loved ones.

What are the curfew hours?

For children under 16 years of age the curfew hours are 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. For those 16 and 17 year of age the curfew is midnight to 5:00 am.

The curfew limitations do not apply if the minor is:

  1. Accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian or an adult having supervisorial custody of the minor;
  2. With prior permission of the parent or guardian or an adult having supervisorial custody, in a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;
  3. With prior permission of the parent or guardian or an adult having supervisorial custody, in an employment activity or going to or returning home from an employment activity without a detour or stop by the most direct route;
  4. On an emergency errand;
  5. Specifically directed to the location by the parent or guardian or an adult having supervisorial custody, on reasonable, legitimate business or some other activity, or going to or returning home from such business or activity;
  6. With prior permission of the parent or guardian or an adult having supervisorial custody, engaged in a reasonable and legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights protected by the United States Constitution;
  7. Married and sixteen years of age or over, or in the military;
  8. On the sidewalk abutting their residence or on the next door neighbor's property with the consent of the neighbor.

When does my child need to be in a car seat?

Arizona State Law requires children to be in a child restraint system (car seat) until their fifth birthday. There is no longer a weight exception. A booster seat is also required for a child who is at least five years old but under the age of eight and who is not more than four feet nine inches tall.

Seats in cars are designed for use by adults so consequently little people do not fit properly. The lap belt should fit snuggly across the hips not the stomach. In a collision a lap belt across the stomach will put too much pressure on internal organs which will result in injury.

The shoulder belt should fit over the shoulder and across the chest. At no time should the shoulder belt cross the neck. Many children will place the shoulder harness behind there back to avoid it rubbing on the neck. This is like not wearing a seat belt at all. The seat belt was not designed to be worn like this and will not provide adequate protection in a collision.

There are many items that are available to make the seat belt fit the child. These include extra belts and clips that attach to the seat belt itself to squeeze it down to fit the child. Most of these items are not crash tested so it is unknown how they would perform in a collision. The only safe way is to make the child fit the seat belt. This is done by using a booster seat. This makes the child sit taller so the seat belt will fit correctly across their body.

Many people ask which is the best child seat available. The answer is to get the one that will best fit your car, your child, your budget, and one that you will use every time your child gets in the car.

My street light is out, how do I get it repaired?

Call the Police Department at 634-4246 or email. Remember to get a good location for the light; Street name, pole number or closest address to the pole.