Online Crime Reporting


Welcome to the Vancouver Police Department Citizens Online Crime Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. 

Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Vancouver Police Department City limits? To confirm if an address is in the City of Vancouver you may check it here
  • 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?
  • This is not a vehicle collision? (to report a vehicle collision please complete a Washington Vehicle Collision Report)

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section.

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be given a police report case number.
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.

Please Note:

  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Crime Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.
  • RCW 9A.76.175 - Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. - A person who knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. "Material statement" means a written or oral statement reasonably likely to be relied upon by a public serv

Using the Vancouver Police Department Police Online Citizen Crime Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one):

Harassing Phone Call Identity Theft/Fraud Lost Property
Theft Malicious Mischief Graffiti/Tagging
Vehicle Prowl - Motor Home Vehicle Prowl