Crime prevention cannot be achieved by the police alone. Professional law enforcement officers must work hand-in-hand with the public to fight crime and neighborhood disorder throughout our communities. We depend heavily on your assistance in reporting crimes to the police.

There are several ways to leave an Anonymous Tip with SFPD:

Anonymous 24/7 Tip Line


Narcotics1-800-CRACK-it (1-800-272-2548)

Text a Tip

This is still anonymous. Your text will receive a randomly assigned ID number through web-based data anonymization software. SFPD Operations personnel will view the tips received and evaluate each one. This should not be used for any crimes in progress where officers need to respond, report active situations to either 9-1-1 or our non-emergency line, (415)-553-0123. The tips received will be evaluated and forwarded to the appropriate investigative bureau or district station if there is further investigation needed.

Enter TIP411 (847411) in the "To" field and the keyword "SFPD" in the text field, followed by the message.

Text a Tip

Online Tip

Submit an anonymous tip online through TIP411.
Tip submissions may not be received until the following day. In case of emergency dial 9-1-1.