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Citizens Online Police Reporting SystemPolice Department SBPD

Welcome to the Santa Barbara Police Department Citizens Online Police 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 Santa Barbara Police Department City limits?
  • There are No Known suspects?
  • This did not occur on a State Freeway?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Those forms will be available in the table on the bottom of this page. Click on the report that is right for you. First, 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 Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • PC 148.3 - Filing a false police report is a crime.

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

Child Custody Violation of Restraining Order Violation of Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Harassing Phone Call Hit and Run Identity Theft
Lost or Stolen License Plate Lost Property Non Injury Traffic Accident
Theft Unlawful Use of Access Card Vandalism / Graffiti
Theft From Unlocked Vehicle Anonymous Tips

Suspicious Circumstances

Civil Problem
Civil Problem (Spanish)

Supplemental Report
Adult Protective Services Only:

Financial Elder Abuse 
Unauthorized use of an elderly persons money or property by anyone.

Physical Elder Abuse 
Physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect.

Abandoned Vehicle (Spanish)

Abandoned Vehicle (English)

If you are a retail business and need to report a theft with suspect information, please use this link:
Online Reporting for Retailers

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2018
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