Village of Calumet Police Department
The Village of Calumet is proud to employ highly qualified, responsive law enforcement professionals.
PUBLIC SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY
How can I recognize an emergency situation?
A YES answer to any of the following questions would indicate an emergency situation:
- Is there an injury or possible injury?
- Is a crime being committed or about to be committed?
- Is someone asking for help?
- Is the suspect still at the scene?
- Is there threat of impending danger or major damage?
- Is there a hazardous condition which would cause injury or death to citizens or their property and will not go away unless action is taken?
- Will immediate response prevent possible injury or damage or result in the apprehension of the perpetrator(s)?
How do I describe a person when attempting to identify to others?
It is best to describe from the top down.
- Race: White, black, Spanish, etc.
- Sex: Male, female
- Age: 18 to 20 years old, 30 to 40 years old, etc.
- Clothing: Type, color, hat, coat, shirt, pants, shoes, etc.
- Height: 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10, etc.
- Weight: 140 to 150 pounds, etc.
- Hair: Color, style, length, beard, mustache, etc.
- Build: Fat, thin, large, petite, medium, etc.
- Other: Scars, tattoos, moles, etc.
How do I describe a vehicle to others?
When describing a vehicle, attempt to supply as much information as possible that would allow the responding officers to distinguish this vehicle from the many others. Again, describe from the top down.
- License number (the most important)
- Color (two-tone, three-tone)
- Body style (two door, four door, van, pick-up truck, etc.)
- Make (Ford, Chrysler, Pontiac, Honda, etc.)
- Year (If not known, then describe newer or older)
- Any outstanding features (damage, rust, clean, dirty, antenna, bumper sticker, sunroof, vanity plate, writing on sides, etc.)
How do I make an emergency phone call?
- Stay calm.
- Don't get excited.
- Don't wait for someone else to call.
- Tell the person who answers the phone exactly what is wrong, like this:... "There was just a car accident in front of my house...".
- Tell the person who answers the phone the exact address of where the emergency is located, including the apartment number if you live in an apartment.
- Tell the person who answers the phone the phone number from which you are calling.
- Tell the person who answers the phone your name.
How do I report a crime or an emergency?
When reporting a crime or emergency to the Village of Calumet Police Department the following information is needed:
- Your name and address.
- The type of crime or emergency.
- The exact location of the situation.
- The description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle if one is used.
- The direction of flight.
- The time of occurrence.
- If a weapon was used, and if so what type.
What are some examples of suspicious activity that I should report?
- A stranger is entering your neighbor's house or yard while they're away.
- Peddlers offer merchandise at ridiculously low prices.
- Anyone removing accessories, license plates or gasoline from a vehicle.
- Persons entering or leaving a business after hours.
- Sounds of breaking glass, gun shots, screaming, car alarms or anything suggestive of foul play.
- Persons loitering near schools, parks or secluded areas in your neighborhood.
- Open or broken windows at a closed business or residence.
- Vehicles being loaded with valuables even if they appear to be legitimate looking commercial vehicles.
- Parked, occupied vehicles containing one or more persons--especially if seen at an unusual hour.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR
TO REPORT A CRIME PLEASE CALL 911
Calumet Police Department
340 6th St
Calumet, MI 49913