Reporting a Crime

The Amherst Police Department appreciates the assistance of the public in keeping our community safe.

It is an emergency situation, if life or property is at immediate risk, or if an incident is in-progress. “In-progress” means that the situation is currently ongoing, or a suspect may still be in the immediate area, and/or victims are still in harm's way.
Non-emergency dispatch line: 902-667-8600
This number is staffed 24hrs a day 7 days a week
Call this number if you have a non-emergency incident but you may need an officer to come to the scene.
In Person
You can file a report any time at the Amherst Police Department office which is situated at 21 Havelock Street, Amherst, NS.
We are open 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.
Anonymous Tip - Crime Stoppers
If you have information about a crime and you would prefer to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web tip at
CtipReporting en1 – Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.

Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection,’s mandate is to protect children from online sexual exploitation by:

  • Receiving and processing tips from the public about potentially illegal material, as well as activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children, and referring any relevant leads to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency; and
  • Providing the public with information and other resources, as well as support and referral services, to help Canadians keep themselves and their families safe while using the Internet.