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File Online police Reports

Welcome to the Sacramento Police Department Online Reporting System. Using this system allows you to submit a police report immediately. If an incorrect report type is made online, it will be rejected and sent back to the citizen via the original email address.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY OR CRIME IN PROGRESS, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.
Be advised: Filing a false police report is a crime.

Tips to help you complete your online report:

  • The online report service limits users to 30 minutes to complete each section of the report before the system will ‘time out’ to make room for new people on their server. Opening a word processing program to write out exactly what occurred prior to starting your online report may help. Once you get to the portion of the report where your statement and summary are needed, simply cut and paste it into the report. Please note that you are limited to 2,000 characters when typing your narrative section.
  • Each time you click "continue" at the bottom of each section, the 30 minute timer resets to the full 30 minutes for the next page.
  • When reporting some of the following online crime/incident types you may be prompted to let us know if you have any video or photographic evidence that may identify a suspect(s) or suspect vehicle(s). Please read all instructions to successfully submit any digital evidence.

Upon completion of this process:

  • You will immediately receive a temporary report number and be able to print a copy of the report you just made.
  • The report you submitted online will be reviewed prior to final acceptance and approval.
  • Reports are reviewed to ensure they can be accepted online based on incident type and all necessary details included.
  • A majority of reports are not assigned to detectives for follow-up based on investigative leads, severity of the crime, the District Attorney's case filing guidelines, and investigative staffing. If follow-up will be conducted on your case, you will be contacted by Investigations.
  • Once the report has been approved, a permanent SPD report number is issued and a copy of the final report will be emailed back to you.

Please read the following to find out if online police report filing is right for your situation:

If the incident involves any of the following, you must call (916) 808-5471 to file your report. Due to the nature of these offenses, it is imperative that you speak with a police employee.

Please call 9-1-1 if any of the following incidents are still in progress.

  • Violent Crime (personal assault with great bodily injury, kidnapping, robbery, homicide)
  • Hate Crime or Bias-related incidents
  • Sex-related Crimes (rape or other sexual assaults)
  • Domestic Violence (of any kind)
  • Assault and Battery resulting in serious injuries (to include injuries requiring hospitalization or medical treatment)
  • Traffic Collisions involving injuries, DUIs, or unlicensed drivers (unless all parties have left the scene), or after a hit and run accident when the license plate of the hit and run vehicle is obtained.
  • Stolen Vehicle (theft of a vehicle, trailer, motorcycle, boat, outboard engine, ATV)
  • Lost/Stolen License Plate(s)
  • Firearm Theft / Lost Firearm

If you answer YES to the questions below, you may file your report online.

  • Did the incident occur within the city of Sacramento? If this incident occurred outside the Sacramento City limits, please dial 4-1-1 for referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency for the jurisdiction where the crime occurred..
  • Do you have an email address? To file an online police report, you must have a valid and active email account. A stable and current email is best since you may receive future follow-up information from the department.
  • Did the incident involve one or more of the following?
    • Assault and Battery
    • Child Custody violations
    • Drug, Gang, Criminal or Suspicious Activity - This will not be submitted as a police report. Information provided will be considered a crime tip. File a Crime Tip.
    • Financial Crimes
    • Harassing Phone Call - AT&T customers can also contact the AT&T Annoyance Call Bureau at (800) 288-2020 after filing Online Report. Unwanted sales calls from solicitors may be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.
    • Harassment
    • Hit and Run vehicle collision
    • Illegal Dumping
    • Lost Property
    • Non-Injury and Injury vehicle collisions
    • Residential or Business Burglary
    • Theft of property
    • Theft from a vehicle
    • Theft of a Catalytic Converter
    • Theft of Recyclables
    • Threats  - In person, in writing, or over the telephone. The threat must be believable, and not just something said in anger. If there is the potential for immediate harm, call 9-1-1.
    • Vandalism
    • Violation of Domestic Restraining Order

Please contact these external Agencies to report these types of crimes/incidents:

  • Employment Development Department (EDD) Fraud - If you think someone is committing fraud against one of the EDD programs, please report it to the EDD directly via their online Fraud Reporting Form.
  • Mail Theft and Burglary - Please call the United States Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455 or file an online report.
When selecting your report type on the next page, please read the definitions and examples to be sure you are properly reporting your incident.

Click here to File Online Police Report.