Police Online Reporting

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911.

Welcome to the Tampa Police Department online incident reporting system. This system allows victims of certain non-emergency crimes to file a police report without waiting for a police officer.

REPORTING CRITERIA

Before you file your report online, please make sure that:

  • This is not an Emergency.
  • You are the victim of the crime or an authorized representative of a business reporting a crime.
  • The incident occurred within the boundaries of the City of Tampa. If you need to confirm, please go to our City of Tampa Map
  • to view the City of Tampa's jurisdiction map.
  • There are no known suspects or evidence left at the scene.
  • The property stolen or lost does not include a firearm of any type.
  • The stolen property does not include a motor vehicle, a lost or stolen license plate (tag), or a license plate decal.

If you answered no to any of these questions, please call our non-emergency line at 813-231-6130 or 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.

TYPES OF CRIMES THAT CAN BE REPORTED:

Check Forgery*, Credit/Debit Card Fraud*, Criminal Mischief-Graffiti, Criminal Mischief/Vandalism, Fraudulent Admission Ticket, Harassing/Threatening Phone Calls,Identity Theft*, Illegal Dumping, Package Thefts, Phone Scams*, Retail Theft (shoplifting), Theft of Services, Supplemental Reports

*If the incident that you need to report has an asterisk, please ensure you have the required documents signed and ready to attach during filing. If you need the documents, please go to Mandatory Forms page .

IN ADDITION TO CRIMES, CITIZENS CAN ALSO REPORT THE FOLLOWING FOR DOCUMENTATION PURPOSES:

Bicycle Registration, Camera Registration, Lost Property, Minor Traffic Crash Reports

AFTER SUBMITTING THE REPORT:

For Crimes:

  • Once the report has been submitted you will receive an on-screen prompt advising you that the report has been submitted along with a temporary case number. A representative of the Tampa Police Department will then review the case within 5 business days. Upon approval, you will be notified by email that the case has been approved and be given the permanent case number.
  • If the case is rejected by a Tampa Police Department representative, you will be notified by email of the reason for the rejection and what further action is needed on your part.
  • REMINDER: Under Florida State Statute 817.49, filing a False Police Report is a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed one (1) year.

Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page. Please click on "Select Incident" to begin.

If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, please call the Tampa Police Department (emergency 9-1-1; non-emergency 813-231-6130) to file your report.