If you are the victim of a crime — or if you witness one —
report it to the police.

  • Call 9-1-1 for crimes in progress and life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergencies, call 613-236-1222, ext. 7300 or use the OPS online reporting tool. 
  • If you want to remain completely anonymous, Contact Crime Stoppers by phone (1-800-222-8477) or online to report a tip.

Why call the police?

Your information is powerful

Every bit of information that you provide to the police can help them solve and prevent crime.
They have 15 crime analysts who review all the reports every day!  
Even if police don’t send an officer to you, the information you provide online or by phone is analysed and used to solve and prevent crime. 

Learn more about what happens with your information!

Helpful Tips

If you witness or experience a crime, keep a good, clear record of the events. Write down all the facts and record details immediately following the incident, including:

  • Your name, location and phone number
  • A brief description of what occurred
  • Where and when the incident took place
  • Whether anyone needs medical assistance
  • If anyone is in danger
  • How many suspects are involved
  • A description of the suspect vehicle (if any) and license plate, if known
  • What type of weapon the suspect used, if any
  • Where and when was the suspect last seen
  • What the suspect looks like (gender, race, age, height, weight, hair color and length, clothing, facial hair, tattoos or scars)
  • Where the police should go to meet you or to respond to this incident
  • Any other relevant information