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Online Police Reporting Frequently Asked Questions

Question What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
Answer If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If a non-emergency call 831-471-1131.

Question What if this happened in another city? Can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
Answer No, If a crime took place outside of the City of Santa Cruz contact the appropriate agency.

Question What if this happened on a state Freeway?
Answer If this took place on a state Freeway please call the California Highway Patrol Office nearest you.

Question What is a known suspect?
Answer A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime or when you have the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.

Question What do I do if I don’t have an email address?
Answer If you don’t have a valid email address where you can send and receive email, you can sign up for a free account at many sites including Yahoo, Google and MSN. Otherwise, please call 831-471-1131 to contact a police officer or visit the Santa Cruz Police Department at 155 Center St.