Reporting Crime to Coquitlam RCMP

Crime affects all of us. Be part of the solution!

Why Report Crime

Coquitlam RCMP policing strategy is dynamic and part of it relies on hot spots for police enforcement. The hot spots are where large amounts of crime occur and are statistically driven through public reports of crime incidents. This is why it is important to call when an incident is observed. For more information visit Coquitlam RCMP’s policing strategy through coquitlam.rcmp.ca under Compstat Alerts.

When to call 9-1-1

9-1-1 is for emergencies ONLY.

An emergency is when lives are in danger, a serious crime is in progress or police are needed immediately.

Examples of 9-1-1 calls for police:

  • An immediate threat to a person or property (e.g., shots fired).
  • A serious crime is in-progress or has just happened & a suspect may still be on scene (e.g., a drug deal or a robbery).

 When to call the non-emergency line

The Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency/general information line (604.945.1550) is for any situation except an emergency.

Examples of non-emergency calls for police:

  • A crime has been committed but there are no suspects at the scene & no immediate danger to people or property (e.g., vehicle or property break-in discovered after-the-fact, a fraud).
  • An on-going or chronic criminal activity where suspects are not currently at scene (e.g., vandalism, drug deals).
  • Reporting of criminal & suspicious activity is 24/7
    • Get connected to your neighbourhood. When you know the people, vehicles & activities that are normal in your area it’s easier to spot suspicious activity if it happens.
    • Pay attention to your environment. Whether you’re at home, at work, at school or anywhere in between, it pays to stay alert. Put away your cell phone, unplug your headphones & tune in to what’s going on around you.
    • If you SEE something, SAY something. If you see criminal or suspicious activity call us.

    We may not send an officer to investigate immediately but without your information we have no way of knowing what is going on in your area.

Report a Crime Online

You can use Online Crime Reporting if:

  • You have lost something that costs less than $5000
  • Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
  • Someone has vandalized your property or vehicle and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
  • The crime happened within the jurisdiction of the Coquitlam RCMP

Do not use Online Crime Reporting if:

  • There is a witness or suspect (this restriction does not apply to Driving Complaints)
  • There are lost or stolen items involving personal identity, firearms, licence plates or decals

Details required for reporting:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email

A typical report will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Please note: Reports or complaints can only be submitted by phone, in person or online.

In Person Reporting can be completed at:

Coquitlam RCMP Main Detachment 

Location (view location on map):
2986 Guildford Way
Coquitlam, BC  V3B 7Y5

Front counter hours:
Monday to Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Port Coquitlam Community Police Stations

Note: Hours vary per office due to volunteer run front counters – please call before attending.

Downtown Community Police Office
2581 Mary Hill Road
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 4X3
Tel 604.927.2383

Northside Community Police Office
3312 Coast Meridian Road
Port Coquitlam BC V3B 3N5
Tel 604-927-5172

Please note: Reports or complaints can only be submitted by phone or in person.

Coquitlam RCMP do not accept reports or complaints via email, text or social media.