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    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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Law Enforcement Services

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The Law Enforcement Office is responsible for processing all law enforcement actions of the U.S. Park Rangers.

THE YELLOWSTONE TIP LINE
Report a crime or criminal activity. Leave as much detail as you can-who, what, where, when. Leave your name and number, or you can remain anonymous.

This is an unstaffed voicemail line to report any type of criminal activity: (307) 344-2132.
Please note the Tip Line is checked Monday through Friday during regular business hours. For emergencies please dial 9-1-1. For other non-emergencies call the park at 307 344-7381.

GUNS IN PARKS
A new law regarding firearms in National Parks is in effect as of February 22, 2010. See Laws & Policies for more information.

LAWS PERTAINING TO YELLOWSTONE
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36: Parks, Forests, and Public Property
Superintendent's Compendium (425 KB pdf)

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT REQUEST
With the "routine use exception" to the Privacy Act which is now in effect, all or most of a MVA report may be made available upon written request by parties designated in that routine use exception; for example, individuals involved, injured, or who suffered property damage in such incidents, their duly verified insurance companies, personal representatives, or attorneys. The revised NPS-19 provides that information on MVA reports may be released to parties designated in the routine use exception only when the release will not interfere with an on-going law enforcement proceeding, risk the health or safety of an individual, or reveal the identity of an informant or witness that received explicit assurance of confidentiality. Report requests will be filed with and become a permanent part of the original report.

The Motor Vehicle Accident Report (34 KB pdf) request form can be filled out, signed and mailed or faxed to:

Law Enforcement Office
National Park Service
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
fax: 307 344-2131

If you have further questions regarding obtaining a report you can contact the Law Enforcement Office at e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.