You may fill out an online report only if:
1. The incident occurred within the City of Portland, Oregon and the
Police Bureau service area. Here is a link to a map of Portland to
assist you. [PDF MAP]
2. There are no known or named
3. Do not report any crimes that
are domestic related.
4. Do not report crimes
involving loss of Firearms or Prescription Medications.
5. Do not report stolen
vehicles or vehicle accidents online.
6. The incident must fall into
one of the following crime types:
Crime Types that can be reported online:
Additional Property Information
To add information to a previously made report such
as stolen property details or additional property information. - You
must have the case number from the prior report to proceed. This
includes stolen property lists for thefts or burglaries as well as
details like serial numbers for previously reported losses. May also
include details of stolen or lost identification, credit cards and
other items of value.
Hit and Run (non injury)
Hit and run accident involving your vehicle or property where no one was injured and there is no suspect info.
Lost or misplaced property that was not stolen. This includes the
loss of any personal item such as, wallets, purses, credit cards,
identification, and cell phones.
Loss of merchandise from a business, where the suspect is unknown and
property is gone. This includes "beer runs" at convenience stores.
Activities of a person or vehicle that might be described as unusual,
suspect, dubious, or questionable. This includes incidents where
there are no known or named suspects, occurring within the past day.
The person or vehicle is no longer present. Does not
include incidents occurring right now, or incidents involving
weapons of any kind or physical encounters. This is just a
documentation of witnessed activity.
The theft of items from a publicly accessible space. This includes
thefts from any location that is normally accessible to the public
without breaking into a building: thefts from public streets, parking
lots, front yards, publicly accessible work spaces, or any public
area that someone could access and remove another's property. This
does not include stolen vehicles.
Theft From Vehicle
The theft of items from inside or outside of a vehicle, stolen
equipment or belongings from a vehicle or attempts to remove parts of
the vehicle. You can also report any damage that occurred during the
attempt to remove items or parts from the vehicle.
Vandalism to a Motor Vehicle
Tampering with a Motor vehicle. Keying, broken windows, or flattened
If your crime type is not listed:
Call the non-emergency
After you complete your Online Report:
See the words: Your Citizen Online Report has been
submitted showing that your police report is complete.
Be given a TEMPORARY police report number. Please
note: this is not the official PPB case number. The official case
number and report will be sent to you after the officer has
reviewed and approved the report.
Be able to print a copy of the police report for
Please Be Aware:
All cases filed using the Citizen Online Reporting
System will be reviewed by an officer.
Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you
may be contacted. When the report is approved you will receive an
official case number.
Filing a false police report is a crime.