Are you a witness?
Witnessing a crime or an accident can be a traumatizing experience. If you are unable to contact the police or need help to treat trauma, shock or injuries after witnessing a crime or an accident, please contact us and we will help make the necessary arrangements to make sure you get the right help as soon as possible. And please, do not hesitate to reach out – we are here to help you.
- If you become witness to a crime, is it important that you contact the local police immediately after, in order to inform them about what has happened. Take photos where the crime happened and take notes if possible. This is done to make sure that you remember all the relevant information. Never get involved – get to safety before seeking help. The words “HELP” and “POLICE!” are universal.
- If you witness an accident it is also very important that you help the people involved to get the assistance they need, as soon as possible. You need to call an ambulance 15 or make sure someone is calling one. Stay at the scene of the accident until the ambulance and police have arrived and stay calm. Help if you can, your actions may save a life.
If a crime has been committed, you can report the crime or make your statement to the police when they arrive at the scene or go to the local police station afterwards. It is extremely important to pass on information to the police in order for them to solve the crime, and your statement can become important if a criminal case goes to court. It is therefore important that you are precise and tell the police everything you have witnessed.
Frequently asked Questions
Until MOTAS can offer our assistance in Morocco from summer 2020, we have here tried to answer some of the important question you might have, if you have been a victim of a crime or otherwise have been subjected to a traumatic experience – or are related to a cross-border victim.
Where do I report a crime?
If you need to report a crime, you will have to go to the local police in Tangier in the area where the crime was committed. If you feel unsafe in any way, we urge you to take a taxi to the nearest police station or to ask someone to help you contact the police. Remember that the police are there to help you in any way they can. If there is a language barrier, the police will find someone to interpret. Depending on the type of crime you have been a victim to, you may also have to contact your embassy or/and make sure you are taken to the hospital.
Have you been a witness to a crime or accident?
If you have been a witness to a crime or an accident in Tangier – and in a near future in all of Morocco – and you have important information for the police to help them solve the crime or the medical staff to be able to give the best medical care, and you don’t know where to go or whom to tell – please do not hesitate to contact us.