How do I deal with theft?

To report a theft, call 228-875-2211.

Most thefts are opportunistic. In other words, some circumstance made it easy for the theft to take place. For example, never leave valuable objects (laptop, cell phone, purse, wallet, etc.) in open view inside your parked car. 

To help in case your property is stolen in the future, try to keep an inventory with serial numbers and identification markings. Place the list in a safe place or two... maybe keep a list at home and also email yourself a copy of the list. With the public’s help, we can reduce thefts, recover more stolen property, and arrest more thieves.

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1. When should I call 911?
2. Where is the Ocean Springs Police Department and when is it open?
3. How much is my OSPD ticket/fine, and how can I pay it?
4. How do I file a Police Report?
5. What should I do if I’m involved in a collision?
6. What should I do when I see flashing lights behind me?
7. Can a Police Officer require me to exit my car?
8. Can a Police Officer search my car without my permission?
9. May I record a Police Officer who has stopped me for a traffic violation?
10. What documents am I required to provide an officer on a traffic stop?
11. If I have a legally-owned firearm in my car, what should I do when stopped by a Police Officer?
12. Can I get my fingerprints done at the Police Department?
13. How do I get a copy of my Incident Report or Accident Report? Is there a fee?
14. Do you do background checks or criminal history checks? How much do they cost?
15. Can I get a TPO (Temporary Protective Order) at the Ocean Springs Police Department?
16. How do I obtain information through open records?
17. How do I deal with theft?
18. How can I speak to the detective/investigator assigned to my case?
19. Is it possible to get an extra patrol while away on vacation?