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Can I get an extension on a fix-it ticket?
Yes. We will allow one extension before forwarding your ticket to Tulare County Superior Court. You may contact (559) 713-4212 to ask for a 7 day extension as long as the due date has not passed.
How can I get a copy of a traffic report? How much does it cost?
Traffic reports can be requested at any of our three locations either in person or by mail. There is a $10 fee for a copy of a traffic accident.

Request forms are located in our front lobby. Written or typed requests from victims who are out of the area are also accepted. Please be sure to include a signed written or typed request as well as a copy of your identification. Please allow 10 business days for your request to be processed.

***Please note that the Visalia Police Department can only release reports generated by the Visalia Police Department.

How can I get my vehicle released?
The registered owner must be present with their valid driver's license, current registration and a fee of $136 for Stored vehicles or $155 for 30-day Impounded vehicles. You may obtain a vehicle release at any of our 3 locations.
How do I contact an officer in my neighborhood?
Click here to contact your Service Sector Officer.
How do I contest a parking ticket?
You may only contest a parking citation within 30 days of receiving the citation. There are 2 options to contest a parking citation.

Option 1 (In Person) - There is a hearing scheduled once a month for parking citation contestment's. A hearing official is present for you to speak to at that time. In-person hearings are scheduled by appointment only. You must bring your citation to the police department and schedule your appointment within 30 days of receiving the citation.

Option 2 (By mail) - You may submit a written statement to the hearing official regarding your citation. Please mail your statement along with your citation to the Visalia Police Department, Attn: Parking Contest, 303 S Johnson, Visalia, CA 93291. You will receive a confirmation from the department indicating your statement was received.

You will receive your results by mail approximately 10 business days after the scheduled hearing for both In-person as well as by mail contests.

How do I get my property released?
Property is released by appointment only. Please contact our Property and Evidence Department at (559) 713-4415.
How do I pay for a parking ticket or confirm my payment has been processed?
Parking citations are due within 30 days of the issue date. Payments can be mailed to 303 S Johnson or paid directly at any of our three locations by cash or check only. Credit card payments can be made online at www.ezpaycorp.com. To verify your payment, you may contact (800) 654-7275.
How do I register as a narcotics or sex offender?
Registration is on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Please contact (559) 713-4231 to schedule your appointment.
How do I report a hate crime?
Call 911
How do I report child abuse?
Call 911
How do I report cruelty to animals?
Call the SPCA at (559) 713-4957.
How do I report graffiti?
Call the Graffiti Hotline at (559) 713-4207
How do I report spousal abuse?
Call 911
How do I request a copy of a crime report?
Reports made by the Visalia Police Department can be obtained in the following ways. Requests for copies of reports can be done either in person at any of our 3 locations or by mail. Request forms are located in our front lobby. Written or typed requests from victims who are out of the area are also accepted. Please be sure to include a signed written or typed request as well as a copy of your identification. Please allow 10 business days for your request to be processed.

***Please note that the Visalia Police Department can only release reports generated by the Visalia Police Department.

How do I schedule a live scan / fingerprints?
Fingerprinting and Live Scans are done by appointment only. Please contact our Fingerprinting Unit at (559) 713-4231 to schedule your appointment.
How/When do I use Small Claims Court?
Call our Non-Emergency line (559) 734-8116.
I have information about a crime. How do I report it?
If you are reporting a crime that is in progress, please call 911. If you are reporting a crime that has occurred at least 30 minutes ago, call our Non-Emergency line (559) 734-8116. To report a crime online, click here (restrictions may apply).
I want to notify someone about gang activity. Who should I call?
Call our Non-Emergency line (559) 734-8116.
I want to report a burglary. What number should I call?
If you are reporting a burglary that is in progress, please call 911. If you are reporting a burlgary that has occurred, call our Non-Emergency line (559) 734-8116.
I want to report drug activity. Who should I call?
Call our Non-Emergency line (559) 734-8116
My case or citation is at the court level. How do I contact the court?
Contact the Tulare County Superior Court Criminal and Traffic Division at (559) 733-6830.
Who do I call to find out if someone is in custody?
You may contact the Tulare County Main Jail at (559)  636-4655.
Who do I contact to start a Neighborhood Watch Group?
Call Crime Prevention at (559) 713-4370
Who is on the most wanted list?
Call our Non-Emergency line (559) 734-8116.

MOST WANTED
Wanted For Murder - Visalia Police Department __________________________________________________

CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS - March 25, 2002

Wanted - Murder Suspect - Federico Castellanos Velasco (Velazco) - DOB 2/6/67, Hispanic Male Adult, 35 years of age, 5'9", 190 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.

Velasco is wanted for murder with special circumstances in the State of California.  During a home invasion style robbery in Visalia, California, Velasco and two unknown Hispanic males entered a residence at gunpoint and assaulted three victims.  They bound the victims and shot a male victim once at close range.

The suspects fled in a dark SUV, possibly maroon, to Washington state.  Law enforcement in Kennewick learned that Velasco was in the area on March 13, 2002.  

Velasco has a no bail want in NCIC.  If located, photograph vehicles and associates and contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (559) 713-4234 or Dispatch at (559) 734-8116.


ELIO DOMINQUEZ BENAVENTE
Hispanic Male Adult, DOB 8/23/69,  5'5", 140 lbs., black hair, brown eyes.

-------------------------------------------------------Picture taken in 1989

SUMMARY: Victim Steve Gregory Guerra and a companion were in Guerra's vehicle on April 8, 1989, at 3:30 a.m. They pulled into the parking lot at the 600 block of West Murray Street (at Willis) to take Guerra's companion back to his vehicle.

Guerra was approached by occupants of another vehicle, including a second victim, Jason Samuel Alvarez, who entered the lot. An argument ensued between Guerra and Alvarez's companions, followed by a physical fight, during which Guerra sustained numerous stab wounds to his upper body. The occupants fled from the scene in their vehicle. Guerra was located at the scene and pronounced dead.

Later that morning, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers were alerted by occupants of residences near Strawberry Street and NW Fifth that a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description (which had fled the scene) was parked there with an occupant slumped over in the vehicle. Responding officers located the body of Alvarez in his vehicle. He had sustained stab wounds to his upper body and was also pronounced dead. It was determined that both deaths resulted from the original confrontation.

An arrest warrant was issued for ELIO DOMINQUEZ BENAVENTE on September 15, 1989, charging him with two counts of homicide. The suspect's current whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (559) 713-4234.  Responses can be kept confidential.

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