Get your cityville officers out on patrol and keep them out on the streets to catch the bad guys! They will be patrolling the streets until they catch a bandit.
Once the bandit is caught the officer will then go to sleep. At that point you must can click on your police station to check on your officer and donut status!
donut status on cityville police station
Donuts are needed to wake up your officers immediately otherwise they will continue to sleep for 72 Hours. Donuts can either be purchased for 5 Cash or you can ask your Friends to Send you Donuts! Donuts are only needed when your officer is asleep so make sure to ask when your officers are catching up on their Zzzzzs..