Submit a Crime Report Online

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Welcome to the Monterey Police Department Citizens Online Police Reporting System. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.

If this is an emergency please call 9-1-1

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 Monterey 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. 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 Frequent 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.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

Using the Monterey Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the incidents such as: Theft from Vehicle, Custody Order Violation, Graffiti/Vandalism, Harassing Phone Calls, Identity Theft, Lost Property and Theft

Be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page. If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, please call the Monterey Police Department (emergency 9-1-1; non-emergency 831-646-3914) to file your report. Choose the "Select Incident" button to begin.

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Frequent Questions

A: If your incident is an emergency, call 9-1-1. If non-emergency call (831) 646-3914.

A: No, if a crime took place outside of the City of Monterey Police Department please call the police department for that city.

A: If this took place on a state freeway please call the California Highway Patrol (CHP)Office nearest you. The Salinas CHP phone number is (831) 770-8000.

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