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How to File a Police Report Online

The Baltimore Police Department has a new system to file police reports online. This is for minor infractions that are not emergency situations. This will save substantial amount of time on your end, so you don’t have to wait for the police.

If you answer “No” to all of the questions below, you CAN file your report using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System.

1.    Is this an emergency?

2.    Are there any known suspects?

3.    Are there any witnesses who observed the incident or who could provide information leading to the identity of the suspect?

4.    Is the crime in progress?

5.    Has the incident already been reported to police by phone or in person?

6.    Did the incident occur less than 30 minutes ago?

7.    Did the incident occur outside of Baltimore City?

8.    Is there any evidence or fingerprints for police to collect?

9.    Is the incident a hate or bias crime? (A hate or bias crime is an act that appears to be motivated or is perceived by the victim to be motivated all or in part by race, color, religious beliefs, national origin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or disability.)

10. Did the incident occur on a state freeway?

You can still call 911 or visit Northern District Police Station to file a police report.

Click here BPD link