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Santa Barbara Police Department
215 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 897-2300 (805) 897-2434 Fax
In case of emergency, call 9-1-1   
Non-Emergency Dispatch, 805-882-8900


Online Police Reporting System


Welcome to the SBPD Online Police 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. 

148.5 PC - Filing a False Police Report is a Crime.

Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Santa Barbara Police Department City limits?
  • This did not occur on a State Freeway (HWY 101/154/192)?

If you answered "yes" to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Those forms will be available in the drop-down below. 

If you answered "no" to any of the questions, please scroll below and look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section.

If you are a retail business and need to report a theft with suspect information, please use this link: Online Reporting for Retailers

  • Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report.

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be given a police report case number.
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.

Please Note:

  • All cases filed using the Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.

Frequently Asked Questions

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