How Do I...?


This page covers a variety of resources to assist you in contacting the appropriate agency for the service you need.

File a police report/complaint in person:

(For crimes that occur within the city limits of Vancouver only)

VPD West Precinct,
2800 NE Stapleton Road

Lobby Hours 8 am to 5 pm Mon - Friday
Phone: 487-7355

VPD East Precinct has no front counter service. Police reports cannot be filed in person at this facility.

File a crime report for certain crimes over the telephone:

Crimes reported over the phone must meet the following criteria:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Vancouver Police Department City limits?
  • There are no Known Suspects?
  • This did not occur on a State Freeway?
  • This did not involve Firearms (used by suspect or taken in theft)?
  • This did not involve the Theft of a Motor Vehicle to include a licensed trailer?
  • This does not require the submission of any evidence?

Telephone reports may be made by calling (360) 487-7355, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). For all emergencies, or for after hour reports, please call 911. Clark County does not have a non-emergency telephone number.

Request a police report 

Police Reports from the Vancouver Police Department are NOT held by the City. They are processed and filed by the Clark County Sheriff's Office. To request a police report, you must call (360) 397-2211 during regular business hours.


Report fraudulent charges on a credit/debit card:

  • Contact the bank to close the account
  • Obtain a notarized affidavit of fraud
  • Obtain a list of the fraudulent transactions
  • Provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license)

The documents and CLEAR photo ID can be brought into the VPD West Precinct during published window service hours or faxed to 695-3530, Attention PST, with the name and contact phone number to obtain the rest of the information required to complete the fraud report.

Report common complaints:

  • Road Rage – 911
  • Noise Complaint – 911
  • Chronic issues of speeding in a location/neighborhood – Traffic Complaint Hotline 487-7402
  • Check if someone has a warrant – 360-397-2397
  • Report Drug Activity- Contact Clark/Skamania Drug Task Force (360) 256-5711 or online
  • Parking Complaint – 487-8653
  • Damaged Mail Box (other than privately purchased) – report to US Postal Service
  • For stolen mail, with proof of theft contact VPD West Precinct at 487-7355.

Report a scam:

Contact the Washington State Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-551-4636 and/or the FBI at

File a vehicle collision report:

Download the State of Washington Vehicle Collision Report form

State Patrol Vancouver District Office is located at 11018 NE 51st Circle. The Office has a drop box outside for completed forms. Extra forms available on the side of the drop box

For More Information: 360-260-6333

Request A Copy of A Collision Report

Visit the Washington State Patrol site and follow the instructions for obtaining a copy of a filed collision report.

Get fingerprinting services:

The Clark County Sheriff's Office provides fingerprinting services.
Clark County Sheriff Headquarters,
707 W. 13th Street

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Costs per person (Cash only):

  • $15 for the first finger print card,
  • $5 each for each additional card.

Information: 360-397-2211

Vancouver Police Department does not offer fingerprinting services.


Apply for a concealed weapons permit:

Clark County Sheriff Headquarters Bldg.,
707 W. 13th Street

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Information: 397-2211

Drop off unwanted prescription medications:

Only the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct accepts unwanted prescription medications
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Other law enforcement agencies that accept unwanted prescription medications include:

  • Clark County Sheriff Headquarters, 707 W. 13th Street
  • Clark Sheriff Central Precinct, 11608 NE 149th Street
  • Clark County Sheriff West Precinct, 505 NW 179th Street
  • Washougal Police Department, 1302 A Street
  • Camas Police Department, 2100 NE Third Avenue
  • Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW First Street
  • La Center Police Department, 214 E. Fourth Street
  • Ridgefield Police Department, 116 N. Main (8:30 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday)
Vancouver Police West Precinct
2800 NE Stapleton Rd
Vancouver, WA 98663