Welcome to the San Bruno Police Department Online Reporting Service. Using this service allows you to submit select police reports at your convenience. These forms are to be used for "cold" crimes (non-emergency) for which there are no suspects and no evidence.
Due to unforeseen circumstances with internet connections, some messages may be lost. If you do not have a response within 72 hours, please call the Police Department at 650-616-7100. If your incident did not meet the criteria for online reporting, please dial 650-616-7100.
If this is an emergency or crime in progress, please call 911.
Start an Online Police Report
False Police Reports
Filing a false police report is a crime. Anyone filing a false police report may be prosecuted under California Penal Code Section 148.5 PC. Filing a false police report is punishable by imprisonment in county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both.
Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online
- Attempted Theft: Any attempt to take property when the property was not taken. For example, pry marks are seen or other evidence of someone who attempted to steal something.
- Harassing Phone Calls: Any person who repeatedly, with the intent to annoy, telephones or makes contact by means of an electronic communication. For example, immediate hang-ups, obscene language, emails, text messages with no known suspects.
- Lost Property: Personal property that was unintentionally left by its true owner. For example, property left behind at an unknown location or left behind with no attempt to retrieve it.
- Vandalism: Any person who maliciously damages, destroys or defaces the property of another person. For example, knocking over a mailbox, spray painting a wall, or throwing a rock through a window.
- Theft: Personal property taken from a publicly accessible location. For example, a package is taken from your porch; or, you left your wallet behind in a restaurant, but when you attempted to go back to retrieve it, the wallet was no longer there.
- Theft From Vehicle: Theft from an unlocked or locked vehicle. Stolen vehicles, attempted stolen vehicles or stolen license plates, cannot be reported online.
File an Illegal Dumping Report Online
Illegal Dumping: Willfully or intentionally depositing, dropping, dumping, placing, or throwing onto public or private property. Illegal dumping is reported and handled by the San Bruno Code Enforcement Department through San Bruno Responds. This should not be used if it is actively happening. Please call 650-616-7100.
Is Online Reporting Right for You?
Your incident must meet the following criteria:
- The incident is not an emergency.
- The incident occurred within the City of San Bruno.
- This incident didn't just occur.
- No one was injured as a result of this incident.
- There are no known suspects.
- No firearms were involved in the incident.
- Your vehicle or license plates weren't stolen.
- You must have internet access and an email address.
If your incident did not meet the above criteria for online reporting, please dial 650-616-7100.
Once You Have Submitted Your Report
- You will immediately receive a temporary report number and be able to print a copy of the report you just made.
- All incidents reported using the Online Reporting Service will be reviewed, on average once every 24 hours (possibly longer on weekends and holidays), and upon approval will become an official police report.
- If further investigation of your reported incident is needed, you will be contacted by email or telephone.
- Once the report has been approved, a SBPD report number will be issued, and your online report number will be linked to it.
- The approval process may take up to five business days. If you want to request an official police report, please call our records department to see if it is ready for release at 650-616-7100.