Report A Crime
If you've been the victim of a crime, report it! We realize in many cases victims and witnesses are reluctant to come forward, but the fact it that if a crime is not reported, it's as if it never happened ... and the criminal is free to commit more crime, and cause more damage.
It is also important to report crime for your own practical purposes, such as getting an incident report so you can make an insurance claim.
How Do I Report a Crime?
General Information and Non-Emergencies: 706-821-1080
Emergencies or Crimes in Progress 911
By visiting one of our offices
At the Sheriff's Office you will be asked to provide details of the crime and make a statement about the facts of the case. You’ll receive an incident number that you can quote to find out about the progress of your case and to use if you’re making any kind of insurance claim.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office locations are as follows:
400 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
2803 Wrightsboro Rd. in Daniel Village
Augusta, GA 30909
3425 Mike Padgett Hwy.
Augusta, GA 30906
By reporting a crime anonymously
Our office provides an anonymous tip line and two online forms for reporting crime anonymously.
TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS TIP
CALL 866-939-5050 or CALL 911
or Click Links Below to
Submit Your Tip Online
Confidential Crime Tip
Confidential Drug Tip
If you prefer, you may also contact Augusta Crime Stoppers, a completely independent organization which allows you to provide the details of a crime, without revealing your identity. You will not be compelled to give your name, sign any kind of statement or appear in court – all you have to do is provide the information about the crime.
Remember you remain anonymous, identified only by a code number - no one will know who you are - and you may receive a reward.
When reporting a crime
BE PREPARED TO TELL THE OPERATOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
The nature of the incident. Be brief; the Communications Officer needs the essential basics, not a complete story. Do tell the Communications Officer if the event is in progress, has just occurred in the past few minutes or already occurred. The deputy will obtain other details on the scene.
The telephone number from where you are calling.
The location of the incident. This should be the location where the deputy is to be sent, which may not be the same as your home address. Include the name of the apartment complex, mobile home park, or business, if appropriate…plus the apartment number. You might mention a key landmark if that will be helpful in finding the location.
Your name. The operator may ask you additional questions, such as your home address and telephone number (especially if this is different from the incident location).
Any additional information. This could include the names, descriptions, or direction of travel of any suspects including tag number and description of vehicle, if appropriate. Also, please inform the operator if any weapons were involved in the incident. Provide any information that the deputy or deputies will need to know before they arrive on scene.
If you are at the scene of an in-progress emergency you will be asked to remain on the phone until a deputy arrives at your location, if you will not be placing yourself in danger by doing so. If it is not safe for you to remain on the line, it is imperative that the operator know the location and the nature of the incident. As difficult as it may be…remain calm.
If the incident is NOT “in-progress,” the operator will obtain the needed information as quickly as possible, and it will not be necessary for you to remain on the line. The operator may call you back if additional information is needed.