Welcome to the Arcata Police Department Citizens Online Police Reporting System.
If this is an Emergency please call 911.
Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.
Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:
This is not an Emergency?
This incident occurred within the Arcata City Limits?
There are No Known suspects?
This did not occur on a State Freeway?
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report.
If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section.
Upon completion of this report process you will:
See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
Be given a report case number.
Be able to print a copy of the submitted information for your records.
All reports 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 Arcata Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the incidents such as:
Abandoned Vehicles, Anonymous Tips, Identity Theft, Non-Injury Traffic Collision, Property Damage, Lost Property, Telephone Harassment, Thefts and Vandalism
Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page. Please click on "Select Incident" to begin.
There are several different incident types that can be entered using the internet. Please select one from the list below and continue. If the incident you are reporting has a known suspect, you should instead call us at (707) 822-2424 to file your report.