Make a Report Citizen Online Reporting System
Online Reporting System
Frequently Asked Questions
- How Does Online Reporting Work?
- What if I am not comfortable with online reporting?
- Who can file an online report?
- What if I find something the suspect left behind?
- What happens to my online report after I have submitted it?
- How do I reply to a follow-up request should further information be required from me?
- If my first report has not yet been reviewed, am I able to send in more information through a Supplemental Report?
- Why do I require an email address to file a report online?
- What if I need a police report number for insurance purposes?
- What is a known suspect?
- What if I have a suspect description?
- Can I contact someone for assistance with this system?
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.
Online reporting is an alternative for citizens. If you would prefer filing a report over the telephone or in person we look forward to serving you. If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If it is a non-emergency, call 204-986-6222 or visit a local police station.
Reports must be filed by the actual complainant, owner, or authorized representative. An authorized representative is a person authorized by the owner to be in lawful possession of the property (i.e. manager, store clerk, caretaker, renter, employee with company vehicle, etc).
Items left behind may provide valuable evidence in helping police identify the suspect(s). If any items are discovered that do not belong to you such as tools, documents, clothing, etc., please do not complete an online report. Please call 204-986-6222 or visit a local police station.
Your report will be reviewed within 3 business days and either approved, rejected or additional follow-up information from you will be requested. You will be advised via email of the status of your report. Do not reply via email to any of these automated messages as these accounts are not monitored. Follow the directions provided on how to respond regarding your report.
Once approved, your report will be transferred into the Winnipeg Police Service's Records Management System. The report will receive the same investigation and statistical analysis ability as if the report had been filed over the telephone or in person.
The reviewing member may request that you provide additional information or corrections before approving your temporary report and assigning a permanent occurrence number. The email message that you will receive will have specific instructions permitting you to log into your original report for amendment.
If we have not received this requested information from you within 30 days, your temporary report will automatically be deleted from the system.
To avoid having duplicate outstanding reports on the same incident, you are asked not to send in more information until such a time as your initial report has been reviewed and/or approved.
An email address is required to provide you with a report status and to send you a free copy of the police report.
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.
A known suspect is a term used to describe when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime. It also includes the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in. Offences involving known suspects are not eligible for online reporting.
A suspect description only is not considered a known suspect. You may describe the suspect in the "Incident Description" portion of the report.
If you encounter any technical difficulties, or for general enquiries or information requests only, please contact the System Administrator using this online form.
September 11, 2013
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