For Emergencies:

Please dial 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress, assist crime victims, report suspicious activities, or request police service. Give the police dispatcher as much detailed information as you can.

Be Prepared

Click here to download and print out the suspect ID sheet — a tool which facilitates collecting all the commonly needed information in order to provide the police an accurate, complete, and actionable description of any individual or vehicle. Be the eyes and ears — see something, say something!


Philadelphia residents may utilize a single portal to provide additional information on observed criminal or suspicious activities through PPD Forms:

Submit a Tip
Submit information regarding suspicious, nuisance and criminal activity to the Philadelphia Police Department.  You may submit a tip anonymously. Similar to Roll Call Complaints, submitting a tip provides a means for neighbors to inform patrol officers of chronic neighborhood problems or conditions that are not of an emergency nature.

  • Via Web:  Philadelphia Police Department’s official online form at Submit a Tip
  • Via Telephone:   Dial 215.686.TIPS (8477).
  • Via Text Message   Text to the short code PPDTIP (773847)
  • Photo/Video Tips Via Email
    If you would like to submit a tip, including photo or video, via email, send to Please include as many details as you can if you are sending photos or videos, such as the physical address and names of any known persons. Please include your information if you would like a member of the Philadelphia Police Department to follow up with you directly.

Other Police Forms

Also for non-emergencies:
You may also contact the 3rd Police District direct at (215) 686-3030 or