The police interview

The police interview

The Danish Police Office

If you have witnessed a crime, the police will interview you about what happened.

Police interviews will normally take place at the local police station. The police may also interview you at the scene of the crime or by telephone. They will transcribe your statement in a police report, which you will be allowed to read through and sign. Sometimes the police may need to interview you several times during the investigation.
In connection with an interview, the police may also want you to take part in a photo identification procedure if they are unsure who the perpetrator is. The police will show you a binder of photographs of possible perpetrators to look through to see if you recognise the perpetrator.

The police will also interview others who may have something to do with the case. This could be the victim, the suspect, the provisionally charged person, or other witnesses.

Read more about the criminal justice process.