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Online Reporting

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Employee taking a report online.Welcome to the Santa Clara Police Department Online Reporting System. 

Traditionally, police reports have been created in-person. However, over the years, law enforcement has expanded customer service for our residents, businesses and visitors. The Santa Clara Police Department accepts police reports:

  • Online at for certain instances
  • In-person at the Police Building (M - F 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-3pm; Closed Sun)
  • Via police officer response. To request an officer, call 408-615-5580. If this is an Emergency please call 9-1-1.

NOTE:  During the coronavirus pandemic, Public Safety Dispatchers will encourage the use of online reporting to limit the potential for the spread of disease

What Crimes Can I Report Online?

  • Fraud
  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Identity Theft
  • Lost Property
  • Theft
  • Theft from a Vehicle
  • Vandalism

Using the online system allows you to submit a report immediately, at your convenience and print a copy of your submitted report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online filing is right for you:

  • It is not an emergency
  • This incident occurred within the Santa Clara City limits
  • There are No Known suspects or evidence that could lead to the identification of a suspect
  • This did not occur on a State Freeway
  • Online reporting is not suitable for traffic accidents, including hit and run
  • You have an email address
  • If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Frequently Asked Questions section. If you have questions about why you cannot make a report using this system, please call 408-615-4700.
  • Reports not meeting the online reporting requirements will be rejected. 
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

If the crime you need to report is not listed or does not meet the above criteria, please call 408-615-5580 for police response. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1

How do I File an Online Police Report? 

Click to file an online police report, or navigate to - File an Online Police Report.

What Happens After I File an Online Police Report?

  • You will immediately receive a temporary transaction number; this is not your official police report number
  • All cases filed using the online system are reviewed by a Patrol Sergeant
  • Upon approval by the Sergeant, a case is assigned a police report number; this is the number needed for insurance purposes. At this time, you can print a copy of your police report for free. There is a nominal charge for this service if requested from the Police Department
  • The Patrol Sergeant forwards cases to the Investigations Division Lieutenant
  • Every report submitted is reviewed by the Lieutenant who determines if it will be assigned to a detective for further investigation.
  • If so, Detectives work to obtain additional evidence (e.g. obtain video surveillance footage, etc.), compare the case details with similar cases and may contact the reporting party by phone for additional information
  • If an arrest is made associated with your case, you will be notified accordingly
  • Crime information is summarized in the City’s crime statistics and is utilized to help determine crime trends for future crime prevention efforts

What Happens if I Need to Add Supplemental Information to My Police Report?

To add supplemental information to an existing police report, please call 408-615-4700. Please do not file a second online report for the same matter.

What Rights do Victims Have? 

If you are a victim of a crime, you have certain rights under the law. For more information, please see Victim's Bill of Rights.

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