Anonymous Crime Tips

This crime tip line is not for emergency situations. Callers needing to report life-threatening emergencies should call 911.

You Can Help

The Canton Police Department aggressively investigates citizen tips for drug and/or other criminal activity in our city. Our citizens often provide pertinent information that leads to solving crimes. Although we prefer to speak with you directly about your concerns, you may leave an anonymous crime tip on a voice mail line that is checked several times each day.


Please leave a detailed description of the activity and other important information. Please give as much detail as possible. This may include:

  • Names and addresses of the individuals involved
  • Pager, cell, or telephone numbers
  • The times the activities occur

If you do not want to remain anonymous and want to speak to a detective or other officer in the Canton Police Department, please leave your name and phone number on the voice mail.

False Information

Please be aware that in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 2921.13, falsification of information and giving false information to incriminate another, are first-degree misdemeanors.