The following will help you determine the appropriate contacts for all of your police-related questions. Can't find what you need? Please call the Cambridge Police Department's Non-Emergency number at 617-349-3300.
Who do I contact with...
General questions and inquries about the department, or to a report a non-emergency situation?
Contact the Cambridge Police Non-Emergency Number at 617-349-3300.
Questions/information about a sexual assault?
Contact the Cambridge Police Sexual Assault Hotline at 617-349-3381 for assistance.
*This hotline is monitored Monday-Friday, and messages left during the weekend will be responded to by a detective.
Questions about a car that was towed?
Contact the Cambridge Police Department at 617-349-3300. Please have the license plate number of the vehicle.
Crime tips and other information to be shared with police?
To share information anonymously:
- Text Anonymous tips to Tip411 (847411). Begin your message with Tip650 and then type your message. You will receive a response from police asking if you wish to continue communicating. Once you have submitted your tip and/or wish to end your conversation, simply texct the word "STOP" and the communication will be terminated.
- Call the Anonymous Crime/Drug Tip Hotline at 617-349-3359.
- Send an Anonymous Email Tip.
Remember, you can always choose to remain anonymous when reportng crimes or information via 9-1-1 or when calling 617-349-3000 and asking to remain anonymous.
An emergency or crime in progress?
Please dial 9-1-1 in an emergency or to report a crime in progress.
Questions regarding fingerprinting for gun permits, security clearances, etc.?
Questions about requesting a police report, letters of good conduct, or to apply for a license to carry or FID card?
Questions regarding public information, media requests, news releases, the daily public log, and other releases of information?
Questions or for information regarding traffic enforcement?
Commendations of exceptional performance or to file a complaint against a police employee?
Information or requests for the Police Commissioner?
Questions/follow-up about an incident or case?
Questions/information about programs and services available to youth and families?
Questions/information about the department's training efforts?
Questions about assigning a Detail Officer to a construction project or other off-duty employment issues?
Questions regarding neighorbood issues, residential security surveys, self-defense courses, community meetings or other community policing initiatives?
Questions relating to crime patterns and trends, CPD's Annual Crime Report, or monthly BridgeStat releases?
Questions regarding job inquiries or personnel and budget issues?