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Who to Call

A call to 9-1-1 should be a call for help. In any emergency police, fire or medical situation call 9-1-1 to report a crime, fire, heart attack, serious injury or any incident requiring immediate response.

Click the FAQs button above if you have additional questions about stray dogs, loud noise or illegal off-road vehicles.

Sheriff's Non-Emergency Numbers

In non-emergency situations the Sheriff's Department operates three dispatch facilities throughout the county. In the event of a life-threatening emergency dial 9-1-1.

For all other requests and to report a crime of a non-emergency nature please contact the Dispatch Center closest to you at one of the numbers listed below. If you live in the city of Moreno Valley or the city of Temecula please use the dedicated phone line for your area.  The toll free number 800-950-2444 works for all locations in the county. 

Riverside County Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
West Central East (Coachella Valley) East (Blythe)

951-776-1099

951-776-1099

760-836-3215

760-921-7900

Moreno Valley Sheriff's Dispatch

951-247-8700

Temecula

951-696-4357

All 9-1-1 and non-emergency numbers support TTY communications.
City of Moreno Valley - 951-247-8700 East (Coachella Valley) 760-836-3215 East (Blythe) 760-921-7900 West - 951-775-1099 Central - 951-775-1099 City of Temecula - +51-696-7357 Countywide Toll Free - 800-950-2444

City-Operated Police Agency Non-Emergency Numbers

If you live in an incorporated city in Riverside County that operates its own police department, you should call your city's police department, not the Sheriff's department.  The map below shows cities that maintain their own police departments.  Click on a city name to go to the agency's website.

City-Operated Agencies in Riverside County
Banning Police Opens in new window
125 E. Ramsey St.
Banning, CA 92220
(951) 922-3170

Dial 9-1-1

for Emergencies

Indio Police Opens in new window
46-800 S. Jackson St.
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 391-4057
Beaumont Police Opens in new window
550 E. Sixth St.
Beaumont, CA 92223
(951) 769-8500
Corona Police Opens in new window
730 Corporation Yard Way
Corona, CA 92880
(951) 736-2330
Murrieta Police Opens in new window
24701 Jefferson Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 304-2677
Blythe Police Opens in new window
240 N. Spring St.
Blythe, CA 92225
(760) 922-6111
Desert Hot Springs Police Opens in new window
65950 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6411
Palm Springs Police Opens in new window
200 S. Civic Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-8116
Cathedral City Police Opens in new window
68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-0362
Hemet Police Opens in new window
450 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 765-2400
Riverside Police Opens in new window
4102 Orange St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 354-2007

Calling 9-1-1 from a Cell Phone

When calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone your call may be answered by the California Highway Patrol. CHP will direct the caller to the appropriate law enforcement or public safety agency based on the information provided by the caller.

When to Call 9-1-1

Emergency - Dial 911
  • Any assault with a weapon, i.e. stabbing, shooting
  • In-progress burglary to a residence or business
  • Armed robbery to person, residence or business
  • Physical altercations
  • Missing children
  • Any medical emergency involving a child
  • Life threatening medical emergencies, i.e. difficulty breathing, chest pains, etc.
  • Fire - structure, vegetation, vehicle
  • Traffic accidents where injuries are known or suspected
  • Airplane/train crashes
  • Any crime where a suspect is still at the scene or has just fled

What to do When Calling 9-1-1

Tips for Reporting an Emergency

All 9-1-1 calls are received by Sheriff’s Communications Officers, who are trained to screen calls quickly in an effort to minimize response times. Dispatchers are trained to get the information quickly in order to determine the needs of the caller and ensure a quick response.

  1. Dial 9, then 1, then 1 again.
  2. What You Need
    Tell the Sheriff’s Communication Officer what you need and/or what the emergency is; “I need an ambulance, fire truck, police officer; there’s a burglary in progress, there’s been a car accident, someone is having a heart attack, etc.”
  3. Location
    Give your name and address. If your address is different from the location of the crime, tell the dispatcher. For citizens living in mobile home parks, apartments, and/or condominiums include the apartment or space number. If you are calling from a business, provide the name of the business along with the suite number if there is one.
  4. Description
    If possible, provide additional information to the dispatcher, such as suspect description, vehicle description, etc.
  5. Be Calm
    When a caller is upset or hysterical, it is difficult to understand what they are saying or to get vital information quickly.
  6. Stay on the Phone
    Do not hang up unless told to by the dispatcher.

Some of the questions a dispatcher will ask are:

  • What is the emergency? Where is the emergency? When is the time frame for the emergency?

If it is a crime, the dispatcher may ask for additional information including:

  • Suspect information: Name, race, age, gender, height, weight, facial hair, clothing, etc
  • Suspect vehicle information: Color, year, make, model and license plate
  • Direction the suspect/vehicle was last seen traveling
  • Weapons used: type, number, etc.
  • Use of drugs or alcohol by any/all involved persons

Click for Printable Dispatch Call Questionnaire

Other Sheriff's Department Numbers

Use the following numbers for general information, warrants or records requests.

General Information Media Information Records Warrants
951-955-2400 24-Hour Pager 951-222-7536 951-955-2440 951-955-2430

Sheriff's Administration
4095 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501
951-955-2400

Sheriff's Bureaus & Services

Professional Standards Bureau
Captain Brandon Ford
4095 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 955-2400
Court Services East
Captain Cynthia Mayman
46-200 Oasis St. Room B15
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 863-8255
Ben Clark Training Center
Captain Robert Peebles
16791 Davis Ave.
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 486-2800
Court Services West & Central
Captain Andre O'Harra
4095 Lemon St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 955-2420
Coroner / Public Administrator
Captain Dave Nordstrom
800 S. Redlands Ave.
Perris, CA. 92570
(951) 443-2300
Dispatch Center
Captain Mike Lind
7195 Alessandro
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 955-2526
Media Information Bureau
24-Hour Pager 951-222-7536
Sergeant Mike Manning 951-955-2427
Deputy Alberto Martinez 951-955-8833
Deputy Armando Munoz 760-836-1774
Non-Emergency Numbers
All 9-1-1 and non-emergency numbers support TTY communications.
Riverside County California
 Toll Free: 800-950-2444
West: 951-776-1099
Central: 951-776-1099
East - Coachella: 760-836-3215
East - Blythe: 760-921-7900
Moreno Valley: 951-247-8700
Temecula: 951-696-4357
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