Online Crime Reporting

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Welcome to the Des Moines Police Online Reporting System. Using this system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Des Moines City limits?
  • This did not occur on Interstate 5?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online.

Upon completion of this process you will:

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

Please Note:

  • All cases filed online will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

Using the Des Moines Police Online Reporting System you can report the following incidents:

  • Abandoned Cars/Parking
  • Animal Complaints
  • Crime/Drug Tips
  • Follow-up Information
  • Vandalism
  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Hit & Run
  • Identity Theft
  • Mail Theft
  • Police Service Request
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Theft from Auto
  • Lost property

Please note the crime map will not display correctly using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Because Internet Explorer is no longer supported you must use a newer browser of your choice - Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.