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Citizen Online Reporting ToolPolice 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?
  • 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.

Click the links below to use the Santa Barbara Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System to report incidents. 

Abandoned Vehicles
Anonymous Tip
Child Custody
Civil Problem
Code Problem
Harassing Phone Call
Hit and Run
Identity Theft
Lost or Stolen License Plate
Lost Property
Non Injury Traffic Accident
Shoplifting - Non Custodial Suspect
Supplemental Report
Suspicious Circumstances
Theft from Unlocked Vehicle
Unlawful Use of Access Card
Vandalism / Graffiti
Vehicle Burglary
Vehicle Vandalism
Video Registration
Violation of Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Violation of Restraining Order

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

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2021
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