Make a Report Citizen Online Reporting System
Report a Crime Online
Please read the entire page before determining if the incident you wish to report qualifies for ONLINE reporting.
If you consider this incident an emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.
You should dial 9-1-1 if:
- This incident is an emergency (see Calling 911-Make The Right Call)
- Incident is in progress
- Poses an immediate danger to yourself or someone else
If your incident is NOT an emergency and does NOT meet all of the ONLINE reporting criteria below call 204-986-6222 or attend your closest police service centre (click here for list of locations).
- The Winnipeg Police Service encourages citizens to report all crimes, and online reporting provides a convenient reporting option
- Online reports are entered instantly eliminating travel and wait times
- You will receive a copy of the police report
- The offence is not an emergency
- The offence occurred within the City of Winnipeg
- There are no known suspects or witnesses (name, license plate, etc.)
- There are no surveillance images or evidence (items) left behind by the suspect(s)
- You must have an email address
The process takes approximately 15 minutes and you will be guided through a series of steps to complete the report.
Basic personal and contact information will be required, as well as particulars such as approximate date, time and location of offence. Details of personal property such as serial numbers and approximate value may also be required.
You will have an opportunity to review and modify your report prior to completion.
Once you have submitted the report, you will be assigned a temporary tracking number and can print an unofficial copy of the report for your records.
All online police reports will be reviewed within 3 business days.
Upon approval, you will receive an email notification with the permanent occurrence number and a PDF copy of the official report.
If additional information is required, you may be contacted by an officer.
You will receive an unofficial copy of the report at the time you submit it. This report will have a temporary tracking number and cannot be used for insurance purposes. It is for your records only. Your report will be reviewed by a police officer within 3 business days. Once approved, you will receive a copy of your official report with a permanent occurrence number. This number will have 10 digits beginning with the letter "E", (eg. E1200001234). This report may be used for insurance purposes.
You should call Police and NOT file an ONLINE report if any of the following is true:
- If you have a known suspect.
- If you are in possession of any evidence.
- If the value of the theft, loss or property damage is MORE THAN $5,000.
- If the incident occurred outside of Winnipeg.
- If someone broke into your home or business.
- If this is a motor vehicle collision.
- If this is a theft or loss of a firearm.
- If this is a theft or loss of License Plates or any Government issued Personal Identification documents.
- If this is related to any form of personal violence including domestic violence.
- If this is related to any kind of vandalism or graffiti that could be described as hate motivated.
Watch the Introductory Video
For additional information, we encourage you to review our
Citizen Online Reporting Frequently Asked Questions.
June 17, 2013
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