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 inquiries 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/information about child safety seat installations?
To make arrangements to have your child safety seats checked for proper installation, please send an email and provide your contact information as well as dates and times that work best for you. An officer will follow up to confirm your appointment.
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.
Questions about filing an accident report form?
Massachusetts law requires that you submit an accident report for any motor vehicle accident that results in injury to any involved party, or property damage in excess of $1000, within 5 days of the accident. Please note bicycle accidents can also apply to this law. Download the accident report here.
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 text 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 reporting 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?
Where and when can I fly a drone?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides a detailed overview of rules and FAQs for unmanned aircraft systems (aka drones). For the latest information, please visit https://www.faa.gov/uas/.
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 neighborhood 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?