Police Report

Welcome to the San Francisco Police Department Online Police Report System

If this is an emergency, dial 911

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is this an Emergency or is there an immediate threat to you or others?
  • Is the crime in progress or just occurred within the last 2-3 minutes?
  • Did the incident just occur or the suspect has a felony warrant and you know where the suspect is?
  • Can you identify the suspect or were a witness to the car break in?
  • Was there a weapon involved?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, call 911 immediately!

If you answered NO to all of the above questions, filing an online police report is the quickest way to receive a report filed for a police officer to review.

Instructions

You can make a police report either in person or by calling the non-emergency line (1-415-553-0123) to have an officer respond to you. You can also choose to go to the nearest police station to file your report. You are now able to make some reports via the internet of crimes that occurred anywhere in the City and County of San Francisco.

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online:

  • Harassing Phone Calls: When you are experiencing annoying calls - with no known suspects; for example, hang-ups or heavy breathing.
  • Lost Property: When property has disappeared and not stolen. If you think it could have been taken but you have no idea by who, you may enter the report online.
  • Theft: When property is stolen but there has been no illegal entry or contact by the thief.
  • Vandalism/Graffiti: The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property, including graffiti.
  • Vehicle Burglary: When property was stolen from a vehicle.
  • Vehicle Tampering: Tampering with a motor vehicle, including vandalism/graffiti of the vehicle.
  • If you have an email address and your report is one of the types listed above you may make an online report. Enter your email address so you can receive the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).
  • With the online police report system, you can submit a report immediately (including uploading photos).
  • Information with the red asterisk * is mandatory.
  • Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report.

Upon completion of this online report you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that at your police report is complete.
  • Be given a temporary police report case number, which can be used for insurance purposes.
  • Receive the permanent police report, a few days later, that you can print to keep for your records.

All cases filed using the Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed by SFPD. Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.

When to Call 311

Other reports can be made online using the 311 Customer Service Center’s self-service options, which then get routed to the appropriate servicing agency (please choose one). Staff can assist you in over 175+ languages:

  • Graffiti (not in progress): Report buildings, public property, and other objects that have been vandalized with graffiti.
  • Abandoned Vehicle: Report a vehicle that is suspected to be abandoned, or has been parked in the same space for more than 72 hours.
  • Encampments or Homeless Concerns
  • You can not report the following lost or stolen online: Passports, Consular ID cards, Social Security cards, firearms, license plates or motor vehicles. Call 311 for information on having an officer make a report.
  • Do you know WHO the suspect is or have a description of the suspect? You cannot file your report online. Call 311 for information on having an officer make a report.
  • If you do not have an email address you may call the 311 (outside of San Francisco 1-415-701-2311) center and have an online report made for you.

Note: Upon completion, a service request number will be assigned and routed to the appropriate servicing agency.  Information of these reports is shared with the San Francisco Police Department.

When to Call Another Agency

Does your report involve a crime that occurred in an area not within the City and County of San Francisco's jurisdiction? You cannot file a report online. Contact the appropriate agency directly.

For more information, please visit Reporting Crimes Outside of City and County of San Francisco's Jurisdiction

File a Supplemental Report Online

You may also file a Supplemental report online to report additional property losses or to add information about property previously reported lost or stolen, in the following cases:

  • A previously submitted SFPD online report, and you now have additional details of property taken in a theft, such as serial numbers.
  • An SFPD report made by an officer regarding a burglary to your home, work, or other building, and you want to add property or property details not listed in the original report.
  • An SFPD report made by an officer regarding a theft from your vehicle, and you want to add property or property details not listed in the original report.
  • Do not make a supplemental report online if you have information about the suspect in your case or about additional evidence in your case. Call the Station Investigative Team as indicated by your report.

When you have finished entering your report, a temporary report will be emailed to you. It is not official until it is approved.

Once your report is approved, a copy of the official police report with an SFPD number will be emailed to you.


Helpful Links

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online

Don't Have a Computer?

Obtain a Copy of an Existing Police Report

Obtain a Letter of Clearance

Reporting Crimes Outside of City and County of San Francisco's Jurisdiction