Eyes and Ears

The Frederick Police Department is committed to providing the citizens of Frederick with superior law enforcement services. To accomplish this, we need your help. As a responsible citizen and/or property owner of the Frederick community, you can make a positive impact in our quality of life. When your eyes and ears detect suspicious activity, report it to the police for appropriate action. Your call is the one that can make the difference! The Frederick Police cannot effectively fight crime without citizen cooperation and involvement. The Eyes & Ears program is designed to help the public report crimes or suspicious activities by telephone.

Your call will be answered by a civilian dispatcher. Try to remain calm, speak clearly, and be patient. The dispatcher must collect important information from you and relay it to responding officers.

The dispatcher is in constant radio contact with patrol units. If at any time during your call the phone sounds like it has been disconnected, stay on the line! The dispatch system blocks the phone line when transmitting to patrol officers. If deemed appropriate, as you complete your call an officer will be dispatched in response to your information. Upon his/her arrival, provide the officer with all pertinent information about the incident. This assists the officer, may lead to apprehending suspects, and is obviously necessary for the safety of the officer and the public.

Explanation of numbers and e-mail contacts:

  • 911 Emergency: Used for emergencies only. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to. Please remember that 911 is for emergency situations only and you may be asked to call back on a non-emergency number.
  • 301-600-2100 Non-emergency: Used for reporting routine incidents such as thefts, non-injury accidents, disturbances, concerns, etc. When you dial this number, you will reach a phone tree or you can dial zero for a dispatcher.
  • 301-600-TIPS (8477) or fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org Used for reporting crimes that are not in progress anonymously. You can remain anonymous.
  • 301-600-2246 Drug Enforcement Unit: Used to reach the Frederick Police Drug Unit to notify the department of suspicious drug activity and locations. You can remain anonymous.
  • Text Crime Tips to 240-674-TIPS (8477)
  • 301-600-2101 General Police Information: This number reaches a civilian Information Clerk who can answer questions and concerns as well as take some types of reports.
  • 301-600-3000 Deaf TTY: Used by the hearing impaired for crime reporting.