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Ask a Cop: Patch Wants Your Questions for Police

Curious about what goes on at the cop shop? This is your chance to pose your questions to real officers. Patch is working with area departments to answer your burning inquires.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the local police department? Or how officers are trained? Or what those cuddly police dogs are named?

We want to hear from you. Patch is accepting any and all questions you have for your local cops.

Once we have enough inquires, we'll call up our favorite officers and get some answers. Their responses will be shot on video and posted on Patch for all to see.

How to Begin


To leave a question, write out a comment at the bottom of this post. It's that simple.

As comments begin to accumulate, click on the Recommend button below each one that you would like. Questions that many people want to see answered will be responses first.

Go ahead and click the Recommend button on your own comments, too.

What Happens Next


We'll check back after a few days and gather up the questions readers want answered. We'll also grab a handful of other inquires we think would make for good videos.

Once we have our list, we'll chat with officers and produce the videos.

What Kind of Questions Should I Ask?


We won't be able to get answers about specific incidents or arrests. And police won't be able to offer legal advice.

Need a few ideas to get your started? Here you go:

  • "What should I do if I'm going on vacation for several weeks?"
  • "I want to start a neighborhood watch program. Where do I begin?"
  • "What do I do if I see a strange car parked on my street?"

Feel free to use any of those questions as your own.

Thanks in advance for all participation. We can't wait to see what you have to say!
Love Homewood August 03, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Apologies Wyatt. I should have known the Schlitz comment would cut too close to the bone. You clearly are a fine fine cop or cop wannabe.
Nick Swedberg August 05, 2013 at 11:39 AM
@wyatt earp -- Are you a sworn officer? Please reach out to me directly at nicks@patch.com
Nick Swedberg August 05, 2013 at 02:42 PM
@wyatt earp —What department are you with? If it's in one of our south suburban Patch towns, would you be interested in putting some answers on video?
wyatt earp August 13, 2013 at 04:32 PM
It's not a south suburban town then my department won't allow us to give statements publicly. I don't mind answering questions like this though.

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