Making an Initial Report
If you are a victim or a witness to a crime you should report this to An Garda Síochána. You can do this by the following methods:
Call 999 or 112 in the case of an emergency. An emergency is any incident which requires an immediate Garda response. Examples of emergencies are:
· A danger to life
· Risk of serious injury
· Crime in progress or about to happen
· Offender still at scene or has just left
What happens when I call 112 or 999?
Remember when calling 112 (or 999), ‘stay calm, stay focused and stay on the line’.
When you call 112 or 999, please clearly state the emergency service you require. You may be required to give details such as your name, location and telephone number.
Call your local Garda Station or report in person
In all other circumstances when reporting a crime you should contact your local Garda Station in person or by telephone. Contact details of your local Garda Station should be readily to hand in both your home and place of work, and on speed dial on your home and mobile phones. Details of all Garda Stations are available on Garda Station
Other means of reporting crime includes the use of:
· Online Declaration which is only to be used for declaring the theft of property not exceeding the value of €500 in the republic of Ireland . CLICK LINK
NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS ONLINE DECLARATION IF:
o The incident is happening now
o An offender is still at the scene or nearby
o Evidence has been left at the scene
For a theft of property exceeding the value of €500 and all other incidents please contact your local Garda Station.
- The Garda Traffic Watch hotline allows members of the public to report incidents of dangerous driving to An Garda Síochána so that the drivers can be intercepted, cautioned and if required brought through the courts process. The Garda Traffic Watch hotline is contactable by telephone at 1890 205 805. CLICK LINK
Other means of providing information to An Garda Síochána
· Ring the Garda Confidential Telephone Number 1800 666 111.
· Ring Crimestoppers using the confidential free phone number 1800 250 025.
· If you have information on drug dealing activity in your community you can telephone Freephone 1800 220 220. You will be put through to a trained operator who will ask you for your information and nothing more. The information gathered is passed on directly to the Garda National Drugs Unit CLICK LINK
What happens when I make a report - Investigation Process