Reporting A Crime

In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1

(406) 657-8200 

Online Reporting 
You can report non-emergency, not-in-progress incidents on our online reporting platform. Get more information here.



Billings Police Department
220 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101

Mailings Address
PO Box 1554
Billings, MT 59103
Phone Number
Monday - Friday       8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday                    10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Reporting a Crime - In person

     Many citizens have the misconception that reporting a crime - in person - at the Police Department Downtown will get them faster service. This is not necessarily the case.
     Police Officers are assigned to a "beat" or section of the City in which to patrol. When a person walks into the Police Station to report a crime, the officer from the beat in which they live has to be called in to take their report.
     Calls for an officer to report to the Police Station to take a report from a citizen are considered "cold" calls, as opposed to "in-progress" calls and take much longer for the officer to respond to. In some case, a citizen will end up waiting hours for the officer to get free from an "in-progress" call in order to respond to their "cold" call.
     For the citizen's comfort and convenience, Police Department staff recommends that calls to dispatch to report any crime ("in-progress" or "cold") be done from their home or, if necessary, their work location. That way, a citizen can wait for the officer to respond while continuing on with their day.
     Please be aware that "in-progress" calls will always take priority over a "cold" call.