Reporting a Crime

If you have an emergency, dial 911; otherwise, you can make a police report either in person or by calling the non-emergency line at 973-697-1300 to have an officer respond to you.

When You Should Call 911

911 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or times when an emergency is imminent. Please follow the below guidelines to determine when 911 should be called:

  • Ask yourself, "What is the level of urgency?"
  • Do you have a police emergency?
  • Does the caller need the Fire Department?
  • Does the caller or someone else have a medical emergency?
  • Is the caller or someone else the victim of a crime?
  • Is the caller or someone else a victim of a crime?
  • Is there a danger to life or property?

If you call 911 by accident, do not hang up; stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that everything is alright and that you dialed by accident. If you hang up without an explanation, the dispatcher may think that something is wrong and dispatch a police officer.