Reporting a Crime

Reporting by Phone


To report a crime you can reach the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office by calling:
  • 757-890-3621 for non-emergencies
  • 911 in case of emergencies

Information We'll Ask For


When you call you will be asked for basic, yet pertinent information such as your name, address and the number from which you are calling. A deputy will meet with you to begin an investigation and will need to know information such as:
  • If there are any injuries to persons
  • If there is any property damage
  • Names of suspects, victims or witnesses, if known
  • Physical descriptions of suspects
  • Vehicle descriptions (including license plate number and color)
  • What happened
  • Where and When it happened

What to do If You've Witnessed a Crime


If you have witnessed or have been a victim of a crime, please stay as calm as possible. Deputies and or other emergency response personnel will be dispatched immediately. If the crime is still in progress or there is still a threat of danger you will be asked to stay on the line so that dispatchers can keep responding deputies and or other response personnel apprised of the situation. This will ensure that the information needed is relayed to responding personnel as quickly and efficiently as possible.

By staying as calm as possible, you are helping us to help you.

Anonymous Crime Line


If you have information about a crime or criminal activity you may also call our anonymous Crime Line at 757-890-3400. During regular business hours, your call may be answered by a investigator. After hours or on weekends your call will be answered by a dispatcher who will forward the information to the Crime Line Officer.