When immediate action is required: someone's life or property is in immediate danger or a crime is in progress.
In-progress is defined as currently happening, the suspect may still be in the area and/or the victim may still be in danger.
Examples: Assaults, robberies, break and enters, fights, gunshots, vehicle accidents with injuries, suspected impaired drivers, someone is in the process of stealing your vehicle.
Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for any non-emergency matters. If you aren’t sure if your situation is an emergency it's best to call 9-1-1 and let the experts decide.
9-1-1 has a built-in TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired.
The following incidents can be reported online:
Other online reporting options:
Click here to file a report in French.
Non-emergency dispatch line – 902-490-5020
You have a non-emergency incident but you need an officer to come to the scene.
Examples: not in progress - break and enters, robberies, stolen vehicles, historical sexual assaults; in progress - driving complaints, noise complaints.
Incident reporting line – 902-490-5016
You want to report a crime that doesn’t require an officer to come to the scene, for example, there is no potential evidence for an officer to collect.
Examples: Thefts, thefts from vehicles, property damage, driving complaints not in progress, fraud, lost/found property, stolen license plates (need license plate number )
If you have information about a crime and you would prefer to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or text a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
For general enquiries or other contact information, visit the Contact HRP page