Frequently Asked Questions

Online Police Reporting Frequently Asked Questions

Question What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
Answer If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If non-emergency call 651-291-1111.
Question What if this happened in another city can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
Answer No, If a crime took place outside of the City of St. Paul Police Department please call the police department for that city.
Question What if this happened on an interstate Freeway?
Answer If this took place on a state Freeway please call the Highway Patrol Office nearest you.
Question What is a crime "motivated by bias"?
Answer When you, the victim, believes the offender was motivated to commit the act by the victim’s race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or characteristics identified as sexual orientation.
Question What is a known suspect?
Answer A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.