Silent Witness Tip Form
If you have information that you think could be helpful in solving a crime, we want to hear from you. If you are willing to speak with an officer, please call (415) 485-3000. The officer will meet with you or speak with you by phone, explaining the options of how we can receive your information according to your concerns. There may be ways that we can keep your identity confidential and out of official reports.
However, if you would prefer to give less identifying information about yourself, you can use the below form and provide only the information that you are comfortable with. We will review your information and forward it to the appropriate staff for follow-up.
We will take any information that you are willing to provide, but please understand that the more specific the information is that you provide, the better chances we will be able to act on it. For example, anonymous reports hold less weight for obtaining search warrants than do reports from citizens whose identities we are able to protect but who are deemed to be reliable.
Please note that your submission may not be reviewed on an immediate basis, and are not to be used to report an in-progress crime. If you need immediate assistance, please call (415) 485-3000.