LAPD Asks Residents to File Non-Emergency Crime Reports Online

Jacquie Cadorette
March 16, 2020 - 11:40 am

With social distancing well into effect, the LAPD is encouraging residents of the city to file police reports online as long as they're not a facing a serious emergency.

CNS reports that while injuries, crimes in progress, and other emergencies may still be handled by dialing 911, other incidents such as "harassing phone calls, lost property, theft of property from a plublicly accessible location - like a car or a porch - vandalism, or illegal dumping" can be reported using the online filing system. 

The LAPD reports that these incidents will be reviewed once every 24 hours, perhaps longer on weekends and holidays.

Then, police will reach out to the affected parties by email or telephone if more information is needed. The report then goes through an approval process, and the affected parties will receive a confirmation email with their report number. According to CNS, the approval process takes up to five business days. 

Links for filing an online police report can be found here in both English and Spanish.