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In an emergency you should call 9-1-1. You should use this service to contact the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department in situations when you need an immediate response – if a crime is happening now, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or in danger.  


Please call 916-874-5115 to report a situation that is not an emergency. You can call it any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This number makes it simpler for you to contact us and to help reduce the amount of inappropriate 911 calls.

Call this number to report a situation which requires a deputy sheriff at the scene: assault; robbery; sexual assault; violent crime; domestic violence; terroristic threats; theft from person; residential burglary; violation of protection orders; stolen cars; car accidents; hit and run accidents; arson; biased crimes; parental kidnapping and burglary of business, apartment, or rental storage. These incidents should be reported by calling 916-874-5115 (non-emergency).

Online reporting

Certain categories of crime committed in the unincorporated Sacramento County and Rancho Cordova jurisdictions can now be reported over the internet, as long as an urgent response is not required.

Local service center

In non-emergency situations you can usually contact the local Sheriff stationhouse or community service center in the area where the crime has occurred – either by phone or by going to the nearest facility.

Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers

Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers is an independent program working to stop crime. If you have information about any crime you would prefer to offer in confidence and anonymously, call 916-443-HELP.

If you are unsure of how to report a crime or incident, call 916-874-5115 and the operator will direct you.

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