File a Police Report
Welcome to the Ventura Police Department Citizens Online 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? There are No Known suspects or suspect info? This did no 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.
Using our Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one): Custody Order Violation, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, Harassing Phone Call (excluding threats of imminent harm), Hit and Run, Identity Theft, Lost Property, Supplemental Report, Theft (excluding prescription medications), Vandalism, Vehicle Burglary.
Upon completion of this report process you will: 1) See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me? If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If non-emergency call 805-339-4400 or 805-650-8010 (24/7 non-emergency dispatch number).
What if this happened in another city? Can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system? No, if a crime took place outside the City of Ventura please call the police department for that city.
What if this happened on a freeway? If this took place on a freeway please call the Highway Patrol where the incident occurred.
What is a known suspect? 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.
Helpful Hints for Online Reporters:
Just the Facts: Just report to us what you personally saw, or know. This is not the place for speculation, opinions, or conclusions. Remember, if you have any idea who did the crime, or there are any witnesses, you need to call us or come to the station.
Details do Matter: If you can locate model and serial numbers for your lost or stolen property, we can enter it in the national databases as such. Where called for, estimate as best you can the fair market value for the property, or the dollar amount of damage done. An example would be if you were filing a vandalism report you should be as specific as possible within the narrative section. e.g., "My car was damaged" is not an acceptable description of events. We would need additional information such as, "My car was damaged and it looks like someone used a key to scratch the car from the front and down along the side rear panel.
Go with the Form: We've provided all the allowable choices in the drop-downs and outlines. If it doesn't fit, then you cannot report it online. Certain fields are mandatory entries that require input before we can file the form.
Give us Some Time: Upon submission of your report you will receive a notification e-mail letting you know your report has been received. Our staff checks and reviews incoming reports daily. We have several choices regarding the status of your report and will review it to ensure accuracy and that the requested information has been provided. If all the necessary information is provided, the report will be accepted into our database and you will receive a report number via e-mail, along with a link/attachment to the report. If information is missing or your report narrative is incomplete (as described above under the "Details do Matter" section) you will be contacted via e-mail and requested to submit additional information.
Tell the Truth: You are Still Responsible for making sure whatever you report to us, whether by phone, in person, or online is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. Filing a false police report is a crime.