How To Report A Crime


  • Stay on the phone!
  • Don't hang up!
  • For Emergency Police Response dial: 911

Safely Obtain Information

When calling Washtenaw County Metro Dispatch to report a crime in progress, a suspicious person or vehicle, please obtain the following information (if the information can be safely obtained):

Suspect Description

  • Age
  • Eye Color
  • Hair
  • Hair (and Style)
  • Hat
  • Height
  • Pants
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Shirt
  • Shoes
  • Weight

Vehicle Description

  • Body Style
  • Color
  • Dents / Scratches / Etc.
  • License Number
  • Make
  • Year

Series of Questions

A Washtenaw County Metro Dispatch Operator will ask a series of questions pertinent to determining the appropriate response to your reported incident. The answers to these questions can often effect citizen and responder safety, so prompt and accurate responses greatly improve the quality of our responder's service.

Stay Safe

Remember, do not put yourself in additional danger to obtain information. If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, get to a nearby safe place and then call 911 immediately.