The Telephone Reporting Unit is responsible for reports where the suspects identity is unknown as well as all minor crime reports that do not require any field investigation by patrol officers in the field.
Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU) is staffed by civilian employees. Because of this, crimes in which there is no suspect information or evidence (fingerprints, video, witnesses etc.) can be documented by an employee in TRU. This enables officers to handle more urgent calls. The TRU can be contacted by calling (505) 768-2030
The following are examples of reports that can be taken over the phone:
- Auto Burglary
- Auto Theft
- Lost Items (i.e. cell phones, purse)
- Simple Assault and Battery
- Indecent Exposure
*It is important to remember that TRU can ONLY take reports where the identity of the suspect is unknown. For all other reports please call 242-COPS for immediate assistance. If you have an emergency please call 911.
If you would like to make a police report for crimes within the city of Albuquerque, NM, call (505) 768-2030, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. If a TRU employee is not available at the time of your call, you can leave a message or you can report through an online form and we will contact you as soon as possible.