Non-Emergency (406) 657-8200
Billings Police Online Non-Emergency Crime Reporting Form This form should be used for:
1) Non-emergency type reports only
2) Non-violent crimes (There was no force used and no
injuries to anyone, and/or no weapons were involved.)
3) Crimes in which the suspect is unknown.
Billings Police Department
220 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Mailings Address PO Box 1554
Billings, MT 59103 Phone Number 406-657-8460 Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Reporting a Crime - In person
Many citizens have the misconception that reporting a crime - in person - at the Police Department Downtown will get them faster service. This is not necessarily the case.
Police Officers are assigned to a "beat" or section of the City in which to patrol. When a person walks into the Police Station to report a crime, the officer from the beat in which they live has to be called in to take their report.
Calls for an officer to report to the Police Station to take a report from a citizen are considered "cold" calls, as opposed to "in-progress" calls and take much longer for the officer to respond to. In some case, a citizen will end up waiting hours for the officer to get free from an "in-progress" call in order to respond to their "cold" call.
For the citizen's comfort and convenience, Police Department staff recommends that calls to dispatch to report any crime ("in-progress" or "cold") be done from their home or, if necessary, their work location. That way, a citizen can wait for the officer to respond while continuing on with their day.
Please be aware that "in-progress" calls will always take priority over a "cold" call.