File a Police Report

If this is not an emergency, use the appropriate reporting method which allows you to submit a police report and print a copy immediately.  Call 911 for emergencies!

Citizens Online Police Reporting – For incidents in Providence

This reporting is for:

  • Harassing Phone Calls, Lost Property
  • Vandalism (Motor Vehicle or Property)
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
  • Theft –  Theft of Vehicle Parts, Identity Theft, Theft of Mail/Packages, Theft from Vehicles and Burglary Supplement.
  • There are no “Known Suspects.”
  • There was no physical evidence left at the scene.
  • Does not involve a Domestic Violence Related Crime.
  • Does not involve the loss of Firearms or Prescription Medications.
  • Does not involve stolen vehicles
  • Additional examples are included once you begin the online report.
  • If your incident does not meet the criteria above, please contact us at (401)272-3121 to speak to a dispatcher.

If this is an emergency, dial 911

What happens after you begin a report:

  • Make sure to turn off your pop-up-blocking software before filing the report.
  • You will be given a temporary case number.
  • You may print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.
  • 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.
  • Note: Filing a false police report is a crime.

Car accidents (self-reporting) occurring on Private Property in Providence

This self-reporting is for:

  • Accidents that occur on Private Property (i.e, in parking garages) that do not involve City vehicles
  • No reports of injuries
  • No indication of a criminal offense

Parties involved should exchange information with each other and share the results of this Self- Reporting Accident Report with respective insurance companies.

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