Reports or complaints can only be submitted by phone or in person. We do not accept reports or complaints via email.
Reports of criminal or suspicious activity must be made to the police agency with jurisdiction over the location of the incident regardless of where suspects, victims or witnesses live.
Coquitlam RCMP is an intelligence-led police agency. That means that we focus our resources where intelligence tells us they will have the most positive impact on public safety. But without accurate, timely information about what's going on in your neighbourhood, we don't have all the intelligence we need. There are three simple things that you can do to make intelligence-led policing work:
- Get connected to your neighbourhood. When you know the people, vehicles & activities that are normal in your area it's easier to spot suspicious activity if it happens.
- Pay attention to your environment. Whether you're at home, at work, at school or anywhere in between, it pays to stay alert. Put away your cell phone, unplug your headphones & tune in to what's going on around you.
- If you SEE something, SAY something. If you see criminal or suspicious activity call us. We may not send an officer to investigate immediately but without your information we have no way of knowing what is going on in your area.
How to Report Crime
There are several options for anyone wanting to report criminal or suspicious activity to the Coquitlam RCMP. All of them are available 24 hours/day 7 days/week.
9-1-1 is for emergencies ONLY. An emergency is when lives are in danger, a serious crime is in progress or police are needed immediately.
Examples of 9-1-1 calls for police:
- An immediate threat to a person or property (e.g., shots fired).
- A serious crime is in-progress or has just happened & a suspect may still be on scene (e.g., a drug deal or a robbery).
The Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency/general information line (604-945-1550) is for any situation except an emergency.
Examples of non-emergency calls for police:
- A crime has been committed but there are no suspects at the scene & no immediate danger to people or property (e.g., vehicle or property break-in discovered after-the-fact, a fraud).
- An on-going or chronic criminal activity where suspects are not currently at scene (e.g., vandalism, drug deals).
- A suspicious circumstance that may be an indication of criminal activity (e.g., you think your neighbours might have a residential grow operation).