Does the police department ever contact citizens asking for donations over the phone?
No... Neither Summit Police nor the Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) will ever contact you by telephone to ask for donations. Furthermore, the police department does not receive funds from any of the organizations that contact you by telephone. If you are not familiar with the organization calling you and asking for a donation, you may wish to ask the caller to send you information on their charity and how they disperse their funds. NEVER give your credit card information to anyone who calls you on the telephone.

Summit PBA Local #55, the union that represents your local police officers, conducts an annual sticker drive through the mail that is recognized by the City of Summit and the Police Department. Again, we will never contact you by telephone and encourage you to contact SPD with any questions or to report any suspicious requests for donations.

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1. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
2. Do I have to come to the police station to make a report?
3. Can I make a police report over the telephone?
4. Can the police help me with a dispute with my landlord?
5. What should I do if I'm pulled over by the police?
6. If I want to report something that is not an emergency, do I call 911 or another number?
7. Why does it take officers longer to respond to some calls than others?
8. Why don't I see more officers patrolling my neighborhood?
9. Why do the 911 operators ask so many questions when I call?
10. Can I call the police department to report a problem and still remain anonymous?
11. Is there a waiting period before I can report somebody as missing?
12. Can I use 911 on my cellphone to report an emergency or drunk driver on the road?
13. Can the Summit Police help me if I lock my keys in my car?
14. Does the police department ever contact citizens asking for donations over the phone?