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Reporting Crime in San Jose

Reporting a Crime

If you've been the victim of a crime it's really important to report it. We know that sometimes it’s not easy to decide to come forward. But we also know that if no one reports a crime, it’s as if it never happened.

If no one reports a crime, the criminal is free to commit more crime, damaging more communities and individuals.

It’s also important to report crime for your own practical purposes, like getting a Police Report number so that you can make an insurance claim.

How Do I Report a Crime?

By Telephone

General Information and Police Non-Emergencies: 408-277-8900

To reach the City call center call 311

(311 services are not currently available from calls originating on some cellular telephones).

Emergency telephone numbers  Emergencies: 911 or (408) 277-8911

Non-Emergency - Click Here

Department Phone Directory

Additional detailed instructions: How To Report a Crime


Text to 911, call if you can.  Text if you can't.Call If You Can. Text If You Can't.

Text to 9-1-1 is an option to help those who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, and anyone who feels unsafe speaking over the phone. 

More information about texting to 9-1-1...


By visiting police headquarters

In light of recent events, the San Jose Police Department is functional and still committed to providing emergency and essential services to the community. However, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, visitors to the Police Department’s Main Lobby are now required to wear masks.

Many of the services provided by the main lobby can be accessed online.

If you would like to obtain your Vehicle Accident Report online, please click on the link below:

Obtain a Vehicle Accident Report in: English | Spanish - Español


If you need a copy of a police report that is NOT an accident, visit this link.

If you need a vehicle released, call (408) 537-1039 or visit this link.

Lobby Hours: Every day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The number to call to confirm the lobby is open is 408-277-8900 or 311



By Completing an Online Crime Report

Only specific types of crime can be reported using our online reporting system.
Click here to use the online reporting system for any of these types of crimes:

File a Police Report Online (for these types of crimes only).

Note: These types of reports are for Insurance Purposes only.

  • Defrauding an Innkeeper
  • Forgery
  • Forgery - Bad Checks
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent use of Credit / Debit card
  • Harassing Communications
  • Identity Theft
  • Lost Property
  • Non-Injury Traffic Accidents
  • Theft
  • Theft from Vehicle
  • Vandalism
  • Vandalism of a Vehicle
  • Vandalism


By reporting a crime anonymously

Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is a completely independent organization which allows you to provide the details of a crime, without revealing your identity. You will not be compelled to give your name, sign any kind of statement or appear in court – all you have to do is provide the information about the crime.

For more information visit the Crime Stoppers website:

(408) 947-STOP or CALL 911

Submit Your Tip Online
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Remember you remain anonymous, identified only by a code number - no one will know who you are - and you may receive up to $1000 in reward money.

OUR MISSION: Create safe places to live, work, and learn through community partnerships. The Department maintains
a commitment to the following values: Integrity, Courage, Excellence, Service, Diversity, Innovation, and Respect.