Get help with public safety issues

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Saturday, September 10, 2022
If you or a loved one needs help with public safety issues, here is a list of organizations and law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area.
If you or a loved one needs help with public safety issues, here is a list of organizations and law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Call 911 in case of an emergency or you are witnessing a crime.

Call 311 or your local non-emergency line for Non-Emergencies.

Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SF Unified School District)

Submit a Tip Here

Call Hotline: 1-844-5-SayNow

Get the App: Google Play Or Apple Store

Students in 40 SFUSD middle and high schools will be able to submit tips 24/7/365 for any type of serious concerns about youth who may be struggling or potentially violent. This includes anything from school threats they've seen or overheard to personal crises including sexual harassment, self-harm, abuse, bullying and depression.

Know the Signs: You Can Prevent Gun Violence and other Harmful Acts

Watch this PSA "Evan," an example of a school gun violence threat that could have been stopped. (Viewer discretion advised.)

Community Ambassador Program (San Francisco)

(415) 581-2360

A community safety program in San Francisco that hires residents to assist in promoting safety on the streets and also provide information and assistance to neighborhoods as needed.

San Jose Police Department

Non-Emergency Line: (408) 277-8900

Neighborhood Watch: (408) 277-4133

Anonymous Tipline: (408) 947-STOP

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

Phone: (408) 808-4400

Toll Free: (800) 211-2220

San Francisco Police Department

Non-Emergency Line: 415-553-0123

Anonymous Tip Line: 415-575-4444

Oakland Police Department

Non-Emergency: (510) 777-3333

Hate Crime Hotline: (510) 637-4283

Fremont Police Department

Non-Urgent Anonymous Hotline: (510) 494-4856

Non-Emergency: (650) 853-3100 x3

San Mateo Police Department

Non-Emergency: (650) 522-7700

Secret Witness: (650) 522-7676

Neighborhood Watch: (650) 522-7791

Concord Police Department

Non-Emergency: (925) 671-3333

Anonymous Tip Line: (925) 603-5836

Santa Clara Police Department

Non-Emergency: 408-615-5580

Anonymous Tips: 408-615-4-TIP (4847)

Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Anonymous Tip Line: (510) 667-3622

Alameda County Hate Crime Hotline

(510) 208-4824

San Mateo County Sheriff

(650) 363-4911

Contra Costa County Sheriff

(925) 335-1500

Marin County Sheriff's Office

Non-Emergency Line: (415) 473-7250

Bay Area Crime Stoppers: (415) 472-2746

Solano County Sheriff's Department

Public Safety Supervisor: (707) 784-7054

Non-Emergency Line: (707) 421-7090

Sonoma County Sheriff Department

Non-Emergency Line: (707) 565-2121

Vallejo Police Department

Non-Emergency Line: (707) 648-4321

Santa Cruz Police Department

Non-Emergency: (831) 471-1131

Tip Line: (831) 420-5995

Mountain View Police Department


Richmond Police Department

(510) 233-1214

East Palo Alto Police Department

(650) 853-3100

Anonymous Tip Line (Call/Text): (650) 409-6792

Victim/Witness Assistance Center: (650) 599-7479

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

(415) 777-5500

An organization geared towards helping members of the LGBTQ community move out of violent environments and move into safe spaces to heal and thrive.

Click here for a look at other ways you can Take Action where you live.