In an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency situations, please call the Police Department at (530) 542-6100.
An emergency is an incident which requires immediate police response. Examples include:
Witnessing an Incident
- Where a crime is in progress or about to happen
- Where an offender is still at the scene or has just left
- Where there is a risk of serious injury
- Where there is danger to life
If you are a witness to an incident, then you may need to describe those involved, or explain in detail what actually happened. Pay attention to people's height, build, hair color and length, and in particular their clothes. Write down what you saw or describe the people involved.
If the incident involves violence, you should not intervene unless you are confident you can do so safely – instead, call the police immediately.
If you see a crime or offense being committed, report it - or ask someone else to report it while you continue to watch what happens. Do not just assume someone else would have already reported it.