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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

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Online Police Reporting System

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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.
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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.

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