If you are witnessing a Crime in Progress, CALL 9-1-1 Immediately!
9-1-1 should be reserved for emergencies to keep the lines available. Here is a list of examples of times to use Emergency 9-1-1:
- a person’s safety is in immediate peril
- a crime is in progress
- a fight is occurring with a gun, knife or other weapon
- serious injury needing immediate response
- armed robbery
- a traffic accident with injuries has occurred
- any threat where immediate response is required; when you cannot be placed on hold.
For Non-Emergencies, CALL(916) 774-5000
The Roseville Police Department non-emergency dispatch number is (916) 774-5000. This number should be used to report incidents that have already occurred or when no immediate danger is present and suspects are long gone. Here is a list of common examples of when to call the non-emergency number:
- suspicious activity where suspects have vacated
- crime that has already occurred, Police Department report needed
- traffic accident with no injuries, or traffic hazard
- to contact a specific officer
What Should I Say?
Some things that you are going to have to tell a dispatcher when you call either 9-1-1 or the nonemergency number are:
- nature of emergency/call
- if weapons are involved
- accurate description of suspect or vehicle
- direction of travel
Remember, never hang up until the dispatcher tells you to.
CAN I REPORT ANONYMOUSLY?
Yes! When reporting a crime or suspicious activity, tell the dispatcher that you wish to remain anonymous, if you feel the need. Ask that the officer not come to your door, but call you if they require further information.