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Inform the police

You saw something that is possibly a crime. Or you have information to help us solve a crime. Or you just want us to know something. Thank you for reaching out! Down below we give you the options to contact us. They depend on whether you live in The Netherlands or not. Click on the option that is right for you.

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I live in the Netherlands.

Are you witness to a crime that is being committed right now? Please call 112, so we may still apprehend the perpetrator.
Are you witness to a crime in your neighbourhood or online that does not require urgency? Please call us on 0900-8844.
You can also inform the police via this form

I am on holiday in the Netherlands.

Are you witness to a crime that is being committed right now? Please call 112, so we may still apprehend the perpetrator.
Are you witness to a crime nearby or online that does not require urgency? Please call us on 0900-8844 or +31 34 357 8844.

I want to report a Dutch citizen or company.

I am a victim.

Unfortunately, we cannot help you. We are also unable to process emails and social media requests. You are requested to report the crime at your local police station. If the police in your home country need our assistance, they will send us a request.

I want to report potential criminal behaviour. 

At the moment, it is not yet possible to report potential crime behaviour by a Dutch citizen or company, such as fraud, from outside of the Netherlands. 

I am worried about someone.

Call us on +31 34 357 8844. Stay on the line until the recorded message has finished to speak to a police officer. We will assess the situation to determine how we can help you. In certain cases you can try and send us a direct message on Twitter via @Politie or on Facebook: Politie Nederland.