How to Report A Crime


Miami Shores Police Department: 305-759-2468

When requesting assistance from the Police Department, realize that requests are prioritized with emergency calls having priority over non-emergency calls. The officer will respond to your call as soon as possible.

How to report a crime

When calling you will be asked:

  • What is your name, address, and telephone number? (This is usually asked first in case we are disconnected)
  • What is the problem?
  • Where is the problem?
  • Is it still happening (in progress)?
  • How many people are involved?
  • Are there weapons involved?
  • What do the people look like (sex, age, race, height, weight, what are they wearing)?
  • Are there vehicles involved?
  • Can you describe them (year, make, model, color, license plate)?
  • Which way did they go?


You may make a police report at the Miami Shores Police Department 24 hours a day. In some cases, our desk personnel will be able to take the report allowing our officers to remain on patrol. Although most crimes/incidents may be reported at the police department, an officer may need to respond to the scene of the incident. It is our goal to provide you with the most efficient and prompt service possible. However, calls are prioritized as to seriousness. By prioritizing our calls in this manner we are better able to respond to higher priority, more serious crime incidents in a timely manner. Whenever possible, you will be advised of delays.


For crimes witnesse outside our jurisdiction, you may anonymously report the crime to the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers Tip Line 305-471-TIPS (8477)

Remember, when you call, they want your information, not your name. The Detective answering the call will give you a control number. Information that leads to an arrest can qualify for a reward.

For more information visit Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at