Anonymous tips

Anonymous tips can be reported online or by calling 650-330-6395.

If a crime or other suspicious activity is happening right now, please call 911 or

About anonymous tips

We depend on your help to prevent crime and spot problems or violations in Menlo Park. You may have seen something or know about something that could help solve a major crime, save someone's life, or make your neighborhood a better place for everyone.

You can give us a confidential and anonymous tip about any kind of crime or suspicious activity that you or someone else saw. Please describe the location of the incident and any details you can provide about the person and the circumstances. We will follow up on all tips you provide. No one will contact you or know who you are, unless you want us to.

Some examples are:
  • Illegal activity on your street
  • Description of a suspicious person or vehicle
  • Any state or local violations you have seen or suspect
  • Activity or conditions you think may be illegal or dangerous
  • Information about a crime you witnessed - hours, days, or weeks ago
  • Anything you may know about a crime we are currently investigating
  • The location or identity of a crime suspect
  • The location of a suspected wanted person


This system is completely confidential. Providing your name and phone number is optional. It is possible that the information you provide is the foundation for the closing of a criminal investigation, and further follow-up would be beneficial in the successful prosecution of the guilty party. Please leave your real name and the contact method of your preference. Thank you for your help and for helping others!