Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I report a crime?

    To report a crime within the city limits of Lanett or the jurisdiction, dial 911. Using our E911 system ensures your call for assistance is logged properly and an officer is dispatched to you in a timely manner.

  • Where do I pick up a police report?

    All reports produced by the Lanett Police Department can be picked up at the Lanett Police department between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm. The Lanett Police Department is located at 401 North Lanier Avenue in Lanett, Alabama. If you have any questions about picking up a report, you can call Lanett Police at (334) 644-2146 or click here to email the police clerk.

  • How can I help prevent crime?

    While it is the job of all Lanett Police personnel to achieve crime prevention goals, the Lanett Police Department Crime Prevention Unit can help citizens set crime prevention programs within neighborhood and business communities. Crime Prevention Officers serve as liaisons between the police department and the community in each zone to prevent crime and facilitate the delivery of police services with the goal of increasing safety within the City of Lanett. You may contact our Community Services Unit at (334) 644-5236.

  • How do I report drug activity?

    You may report drug activity by calling the Chambers County Drug Hotline at (334) 644-3784. If it is an emergency, please call 911.

  • How do I find out if someone is in jail?

    To find out if someone has been arrested by the Lanett Police Department and is still in jail, you must contact the jail:

    • Chambers County Jail – (334) 864-4336

  • How do I obtain a background check?
    If you wish to request a background check , access Form ABI-46 here, print the document and follow the instructions.

Open Records Requests

  • How long does it take to obtain the results from an Open Records Request?

    The length of time varies between each request.

  • How much does an open records request cost?

    Some reports can cost up to $5 each.

  • Where do I pick up the information once the request has been completed?

    The requested information can be picked up at the Lanett Police Department, Monday through Friday 9am – 4:30pm.

  • What types of information are not provided through the Open Records?

    The following information is not provided by the Open Records Unit:

    • Criminal background checks
    • Warrant information
    • Court documents
    • Jail status
    • Name or identification of a rape victim
    • Driver’s license and or vehicle registration information
    • Medical records

Identity Theft

  • What do I need to do to help in my investigation?
    • Print a copy of the Identity Crime Incident Detail Form and fill it out completely
    • Print and fill out the ID Theft Affidavit
    • Keep a detailed phone log of every creditor that you speak to
    • Request copies of any documents available relating to accounts in question
    • Use the Information Request Form to obtain the information
    • When all information has been gathered, call and schedule an appointment with your investigator

  • What if I know who committed the fraud against me?

    Contact the Lanett Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (334) 644-5236.

  • Will I get my money back?

    Criminal prosecution does not guarantee that your funds will be returned to you. Often times the courts will make restitution a part of sentencing.

  • Will filing a police report remove the fraudulent information from my credit report?

    Unfortunately, no. The victim will still have the responsibility of following up with creditors and credit bureaus to remove fraudulent information.

  • If I made a police report, why should I report the crime to the Federal Trade Commission or the Internet Fraud Complaint Center?

    These agencies act as a clearinghouse for fraud complaints. They are able to find similarities between complaints and link related cases to assist in the investigation and apprehension of suspects.

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