Police Department
Online Reporting: Instructions
If you are reporting an emergency please call 9-1-1


Please read all instructions before you file your online report. You may only report incidents that have occurred in the City of South San Francisco. If the incident you are reporting occurred in another jurisdiction, please contact the appropriate police or sheriff's department. It is required that you have an address for the incident you are reporting in the City of South San Francisco.

You cannot use this form to report traffic accidents, hit and runs and any other traffic related accidents. We do not complete reports for non-injury accidents. You must exchange your information with the other party involved.

You cannot use this form IF YOU HAVE SUSPECT INFORMATION. You must call the Police Department at (650) 877-8900. We do not take theft reports online.

ALL LOST OR STOLEN PROPERTY CONTAINING A KNOWN SERIAL NUMBER CANNOT BE REPORTED ONLINE (i.e. cell phones, identification cards, bank cards, instruments etc.)

Please click on the appropriate crime or incident type below that applies (please click only one). Please note that the dollar amounts for the crime reports represent fair market values.

  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Immediate hang-ups, obscene language, threats (with no suspect information).
  • Lost Property
  • Lost property is when property has been misplaced but a report is desired either for insurance or so the owner can be identified if property is found. (Includes passports, personal documents)
  • Vandalism
  • All vandalism (damage or defacing of property) without suspect information which is not a Hate Crime (crime based on religion, race, sexual preference or belief) or graffiti and the amount of damage is under $5,000.
  • Vehicle Vandalism
  • Vandalism (i.e. window smash, tire flattened, paint scratched) to a vehicle without suspect information and the amount of damage is under $5,000.