Online Reporting


If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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Do not use this system if you are operating a vehicle or wish to report information anonymously. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Some incidents require an officer to be dispatched to take a report in person, while other reports can be taken by a Call Centre agent over the phone. 

Reports taken online are:

  • Theft
  • Lost Property (With a visible serial number or distinct marking such as a custom engraving)
  • Mischief/Damage to Property 
  • Theft from Vehicle
  • Traffic Complaints 

Online reporting is another manner in which the Ottawa Police Service enhances its service to the community. It's easy, timely and effective. Once you submit the report, you will receive a temporary reference number until it is reviewed by an online agent (approximately 24 hours). Once reviewed, you will be contacted with further information.

You CANNOT file a report online if...

  • A threat was made or violence was used during the incident.
  • Evidence was left on the scene such as, but not limited to blood, tools, clothes or any item related to the incident.
  • There is a witness to the crime.
  • The incident being reported did not happen in Ottawa.
  • You are NOT a resident of Canada.
  • You are reporting on behalf of a business.
  • If this is related to any kind of vandalism or graffiti that could be described as hateful or gang related.
  • The property lost is a cell phone, licence plate, bank cards or government issued identification.
    • Get information about what to do if you've lost your wallet containing your bank cards or government issued identification.

"Some of the above apply to me, what do I do?" > Phone our Call Centre at 613-236-1222, ext. 7300.

By clicking the Start Report button below, you confirm the above information and understand that filing a false report is a criminal offence.

Start Report