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If this is an emergency, call 911.

Online reporting is easy, timely and effective.

Once you submit an online report, you will receive a temporary reference number until it is reviewed within 24 hours.

Once reviewed, you will be contacted with further information.

Should you have difficulty filing a report online, a Police Reporting Unit agent will be happy to help you at 613-236-1222, extension 7300.

Types of reports taken online
  • Theft (excluding theft of passports)

  • Lost Property (with a visible serial number or distinct marking such as a custom engraving)

  • Mischief/Damage to Property 

  • Theft from Vehicle

  • Traffic Complaints 

  • Drug Complaints

  • Fraud Complaints

  • Hate Crimes

  • Add information to an existing report

Crime Stoppers

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers.ca or 1-800-222-8477.

You CANNOT file an online report 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.

  • The incident being reported did not happen in Ottawa.

  • The stolen property is a passport(s) (Stolen Canadian passports must be reported stolen to Passport Canada. Stolen Foreign passports must be reported in person at a police station)

  • The property lost is a cell phone, licence plate, bank card or government issued identification, with or without a serial number.

Frequently asked questions about online reporting

No incident should be considered too small to report. 
It's important to report all crime. Here are some frequently asked questions about online reporting.

Start Report

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

 

Some incidents require an officer in person, while other reports can be taken over the phone.

Our Police Reporting Unit is pleased to take your call between 7 a.m. and midnight.

Call us to report a non-emergency at 613-236-1222, extension 7300.
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Community Police Centres

Our Community Police Centres are not staffed on a full-time basis. Please call in advance to ensure that someone is available to assist you.

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Records Checks and copies of police reports

2670 Queensview Drive

Get or begin your police records check online. It's fast and easy! Even if you need to visit us in person to confirm your identity or have fingerprints taken, you will be bumped up in the line if your application is already in our system.

Visit this location for a copy of a police report.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, hours of operation vary depending on service required. See below. Closed on all statutory and civic holidays, including Remembrance Day and Family Day. FREE PARKING

Closed on weekends.

Services available at this location
  • Records Checks* (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

    • Apply online!
    • Records checks are always in high demand and wait times will vary for this service day to day. We ask for your patience.

*EXPRESS service is available for an additional fee at this location only. It is only available for persons seeking Police Record Check (vulnerable sector) who have been residents of Ottawa for at least five years.


Front Desk Services

Front Desk Services (located at Huntmar, Elgin, St-Joseph stations) will take information from the public for the following:

  • Reports on criminal acts including: mischief/damage to property, break and enter, and fraud;
  • Assist clients who are required to attend and sign in to meet conditions of release;
  • Take additional evidence for a crime that’s already been reported; and
  • Take collision reports.
Hours of Operation

Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Services available at this location
Parking
Public parking available on site.
Hours of Operation
Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Services available at this location
Parking and bus routes

Elgin Street is closed to traffic from Somerset Street to Catherine Street. 

Please visit ottawa.ca/elginstreet for a traffic detour map.

Hours of Operation
Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Services available at this location
Parking
Public parking available on site.
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Ottawa Victim Services (OVS) provides emotional support, practical assistance, referrals and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, without judgment in order to lessen the impact of victimization. OVS is a community-based agency committed to treating individuals with courtesy, compassion and with respect for their dignity, privacy and diversity. OVS can be reached at 613-238-2762.


Retrieve lost, found or stolen property

Evidence Control Services

To inquire about a missing bicycle or to inquire about other stolen or lost articles, call us at 613-236-1222 extension 5238, or email us at property@ottawapolice.ca.

Please call in advance to coordinate the release of property that has been found, abandoned or taken as evidence.

The Ottawa Police Service is committed to ensuring a safe and respectful environment for both our employees and members of the public. Aggressive or intimidating behaviour, harassment or coarse language will not be tolerated.

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