Police (Fire & Medical)
– Call 911
to report a crime or situation that is life threatening.
- Call 765-1212
to report a crime that is not life-threatening.
Reporting Unit (TCRU)
– Call 352-2960
For property crimes that are discovered after the fact such as finding
your car was broken into or vandalism of your property, you can file an
official police report over the telephone.
Drugs & Prostitution
– Call 352-3715 (street corner unit) or 352-2555 (vice
Uniformed police are usually not as effective as undercover officers at
making arrests for drugs and prostitution because it is more difficult
for them to obtain the specific evidence needed for prosecution. The
public generally does not understand that what seems obvious to them
very often does not give an officer probable cause to stop and search a
person in order to obtain sufficient evidence. The police street corner
and vice units focus on drug and prostitution crimes and depend on
information received from communities to set up undercover operations.
Such operations are used to gather the evidence required for effective
prosecution of these activities. Call these numbers to report
information related to these specific activities. Be aware that in
setting up undercover operations, police use information provided to
define patterns of activity that enables them to make an arrest on
future attempted crimes. Also be aware that the more detailed
information you can provide, the more useful it will be. When gathering
information, you should try to record a description of the offender,
times when activity occurs, descriptions of vehicles and license plates,
etc. Look for marks that can uniquely describe a person such as tattoos
or scars. Pay attention to shoes that can be unique and are not as
easily changed out as other pieces of clothing. Reporting that 'They
are dealing drugs on Ella St' will be less likely to get a productive
response than something like 'They are dealing drugs on Ella St. From
9pm until 3am every night there is a steady stream of cars stopping at
1704 Ella for short periods of time.'
– Call 721-GANG
This is the street gang hotline to report suspected gang related
activity and signs.
– Call 352-GUNS to report a gun that is found.
For general questions
and information, you should call the Police District 5 front desk at
You can also use the forms provided
at the following links to recognize
good work of an officer who has been
particularly helpful, or to report a
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