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Do I need to Identify myself in the crime tip?


Many times, someone reporting crimes in their neighborhood is intimidated by fear of
reprisal from the persons responsible for the criminal activity. California law identifies
persons who report crimes for the good of their neighborhood as “Citizen Informants"
and allows a means for criminals to be prosecuted without revealing the identity of the
informant. The Petaluma Police Department will hold your identity in the strictest
confidence and will not reveal your identity if you request anonymity. It is not
necessary to identify yourself when you report a crime on the “Crime Tips” Hotline;
however, complaints are more easily investigated if Officers can contact the person
reporting the crime. This allows the Officer to judge the validity of the complaint and
gain valuable information that will aid in the investigation.



Contact Us

EMERGENCY cell phone calls: 707.762.2727


Non-Emergency: 707.778.4372
Fax: 707.656.4059

Ken Savano, Chief of Police
969 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952


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Administration 707.778.4370

Code Enforcement 707.778.4469

Graffiti Hotline 707.776.3606

Records 707.778.4372

Property & Evidence 707.778.4328

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Report Habitual DUI Offenders 707.778.4379

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