Important Numbers

Call 9-1-1

  • life-threatening emergency
  • crime in progress

Call 266-7414 – NOT a life threatening emergency:

  • you need an officer
  • report suspicious activity
  • file a police report.

What do I need to tell them when I call?

  • WHAT happened
  • WHEN did it happen
  • WHERE did it happen
  • WHO did it

Call 266-7414

  • general information
  • questions about Brigantine Police Department

Give a suspect and/or vehicle description, if you have one.


  • Race/Sex
  • Clothing worn
  • Height/Weight
  • Hair Color/Style/Length
  • Other identifying marks/traits


  • Color
  • Make/Model/Year
  • License plate number
  • Direction of travel
  • Other identifying features

Do I have to give my name, address or phone number?

  • No. But it’s helpful to have that info in case we need to contact you for additional information.

Will the officer stop and talk to me?

  • Not unless you specifically request it.
  • If you want to speak with the officer, tell the dispatcher when you call in.
  • Many times the dispatcher will ask if you want the officer to stop by and speak with you.
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