Questions (FAQ)

Enforcement FAQs

This category contains all of the frequently asked questions that are displayed in individual Enforcement unit pages.

My family member, who may suffer from mental health issues, has been arrested. What do I do?

This is a step-by-step guide to help families cope with the criminal justice system in Fresno County when a family member who suffers from a brain disorder (mental illness) is arrested.

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I want to go hunting. Where are the No Shooting Areas in Fresno County?

No Shooting Area maps can be downloaded below or under Community in the Navigation menu to the left of this screen. For regulations, open season dates, etc. please refer to the Department of Fish and Game's Web site.

I know who stole my property. Why doesn’t the Sheriff’s Office arrest the person?

If you have made a report on the theft, contact the Area Commander at the substation near you. You will then be connected to the Property Detective assigned to your case.

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How do I report a stolen vehicle license plate?

To report stolen California vehicle license plates, contact California Highway Patrol Dispatch at 559-441-5400.

How do I report a lost or stolen cellular phone?

If you have lost your cellular phone contact your provider. If your provider requires a sheriff's report, you may report it on our online reporting system.

If your cellular phone has been stolen, you may report thefts of property on our online reporting system.

How do I protect my personal information and identity?

If you think you've been the victim of identity theft, forgery, or fraud, contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office at 559-488-3111.

How do I report people dealing drugs?

To make a report, call the NARCOTIC HOTLINE toll-free at 1-800-660-1086.

How do I report my child being assaulted on the way home from school?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

How do I request extra patrols in my neighborhood?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

How do I call for a deputy?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

My neighbor and I are not getting along. What can we do?

If a crime has been committed, contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

How do I report someone illegally dumping garbage or hazardous materials?

Contact Fresno County Human Services, Environmental Health at 559-444-3271.

I live in the City of Fresno and I need to file a crime report.

Contact the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.

Why should I file a crime report?

In addition to investigating your case, the information from the crime report will assist the Sheriff's Office in tracking a variety of crime statistics, which helps us better serve the community.

Your insurance company may also need an official crime report if you plan to file a claim.

Who do I contact for child custody issues?

Contact the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office at 559-488-3141.

How do I get legal papers served?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Civil Unit at 559-488-3131 during regular business hours.

How do I report an Internet/email scam or fraud?

Crimes committed over the Internet should be reported as any other crime by contacting the Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111, but it is also recommended that a complaint be filed with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

How do I report cars speeding through my neighborhood?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

What are the crime stats in my area?

Visit CrimeReports.com for detailed information about crimes in your area.

My car is missing. It might have been repossessed. Who can I call?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111. Companies that handle repossessions are supposed to contact us with the information.

My car was broken into. Who do I call?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

Someone tried to burn my car last night. Who do I call?

If you are a resident of Fresno County, please contact the appropriate fire department for your area. If you are a resident of the City of Fresno, please call 559-621-4199.

  • Cal Fire (Fresno County Fire): 559-493-4300
  • Fresno Fire: 559-621-4199

How do I report my car stolen?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

How do I report transients harassing my customers?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office Dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

How do I find out if a Detective is working my case?

Contact the Detective Unit at 559-488-3904. If it is regarding a reported property crime, you should contact the Sheriff Area Substation for information related to your case. Contact the Sheriff Area Substation for your specific area information.

Area 1

San Joaquin, 559-693-2437

Area 2

Fresno metro, 559-292-1132

Area 3

Selma, 559-896-2003

Area 4

Auberry, 559-855-4904

 

Squaw Valley, 559-332-2226

I was away and when I came home, I found my house had been broken into. Who do I call?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111 to report the crime.

How do I complain about barking dogs?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

My car was towed. Who do I call to find out where it is?

Contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 559-488-3111.

How do I report parking violations?

To report vehicles illegally parked along the roadways, contact California Highway Patrol Dispatch at 559-441-5400.

How do I report an abandoned vehicle?

For an abandoned vehicles located along the roadways, contact California Highway Patrol Dispatch at 559-441-5400. 

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