As the DoD Hotline provides an avenue to report fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement regarding programs and personnel under the purview of the U.S. Department of Defense, our office is not equipped or staffed to handle immediate 911 type emergencies, or matters that require urgent police or medical attention.  Contact your nearest emergency services department and/or law enforcement officials for that type of assistance.

For more information on how to file a complaint or provide information relating to threats to national or homeland defense, human trafficking, or unauthorized disclosure, please do not hesitate to contact the Defense Hotline at 1-800-424-9098.


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The Veterans Crisis Line:  800-273-TALK (8255)