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Report a Crime

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

If you are a victim of crime and wish to receive support, please contact Ottawa Victim Services at 613-238-2762.

Do not use this a mobile device to report a crime while you are operating a vehicle or wish to report information anonymously. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at or 1-800-222-8477.

Some incidents require an officer to be dispatched to take a report in person, while other reports can be taken by a Call Centre agent over the phone.

Reports taken online are:

  • Theft (excluding theft of passports)

  • Lost Property (With a visible serial number or distinct marking such as a custom engraving)

  • Mischief/Damage to Property

  • Theft from Vehicle

  • Traffic Complaints 

  • Drug Complaints

  • Fraud Complaints

  • Add information to an existing report

Online reporting is another manner in which the Ottawa Police Service enhances its service to the community. It’s easy, timely and effective. Online reports are only reviewed during the Call Centre’s hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Once you submit the report, you will receive a temporary reference number until it is reviewed by an online agent (approximately 24 hours). Once reviewed, you will be contacted with further information.

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Fraud- Door to Door & Emails Scams

Always be cautions watch out for common scams report anything you see.

Common Scams:

Email Scams
Advance Fee Scams
Cheque Overpayment Scams
Charitable Organization Scams
Lottery Scams
Computer Virus Scams
Romance Scams
Loans/Scholarship Scams
Tax and Revenue Canada Scams
Seniors being targeted
Blessing Scam
Door to Door Sales

Ottawa Police Service P.O. Box 9634 Station T, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 6H5, T: 613-236-1222, TTY: 613-232-1123 (for hearing impaired)

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