Guidelines for calling Louisville Metro Police Department

Know when to call 9-1-1 and when not to.

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Calling 9-1-1 isn’t the only way to reach Louisville Metro Police Department.

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We’ve all been taught from a young age to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. That advice still rings true, but did you know there are different numbers you should dial if you need to reach Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) for other matters?

For non-emergencies including non-violent crimes, non-injury auto accidents, or to report a crime that has already occurred, call 574-2111.

To report ongoing criminal activity or to report information that could help close an open investigation, reach the LMPD tip line at 574-5673.

Phone numbers for specific types of criminal investigations, like robbery and financial crimes, can be found on the LMPD website.