Call 911 for any problem "in progress."
We all know to call 911 for any emergency that needs immediate police intervention.
Also call 911 to report any suspicious activity that still is going on.
Call the Police Crime Unit for everything else. The Police Crime Unit has recently established a dedicated line for crime reporting. Call (313) 267-4600 to report crimes that have occurred and get your incident report ID. This new number replaces reporting via 311 Detroit City Hall. Don't call 911 to report a crime that is over.
Now you can report crimes by phone. Just call (313) 267-4600. It's easy! Call to:
Always Call! More Calls, More Attention!
If the Police don't know about crimes in our area, then they won't assign officers to catch the thieves. You have to report ALL crimes so the Police know. Calls to the Police Crime Unit go into a computer tracking system that gives the police the information they need to help us help ourselves.
The police want you to call about anything that disturbs you and makes you feel unsafe. Our reporting helps police track crime patterns. They assign police to areas with more calls.