Help Solve Crime

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The Melbourne Police Department relies on the help of citizens to prevent, stop and solve crimes.

Everyone is encouraged to help keep our community safe by reporting suspicious activity.

There are several ways to give a tip or share information with the Melbourne Police Department. You may remain anonymous.

Emergency: Dial 911
Call 911 if you see a crime in progress, a fight, someone hurt, a traffic accident, or a fire.

Non-emergency line/speak to an officer: (321) 608-6731

Use this number when you want to speak to someone at the police department about a non-emergency situation that doesn't threaten life or safety.

Melbourne Police Tip Line/leave a recording directly with the MPD: (321) 608-8477 (TIPS)
Call this line if you wish to leave information on a recorded line. You can remain anonymous, or you may leave your number if you want an officer to return your call. This tip line is for reporting of general criminal information where no immediate action is necessary. It is also for information to be used in building a criminal investigation case, for reports of suspicious activities, and for reporting crimes not-in-progress. The line can be used for reporting of narcotic-related tips, suspicious and/or drug-related activity, ongoing drug deals witnessed at a neighbor's house, frequent coming and going of the same vehicles, etc.

Crimeline — leave a recording with a regional crime-reporting service: 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS)
If you wish to remain anonymous to report any crime (drugs, burglaries, robberies, homicides, wanted subjects, etc.), you can use the regional Crimeline 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS). Rewards of up to $1,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest. Rewards of up to $5,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest in homicides.