HPD WANTS YOU TO FILE YOUR POLICE REPORT ONLINE!

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The Houston Police Department wants to inform citizens how to file an online police report for theft and criminal mischief incidents using the Houston Police Department website.

This service is not for emergency use, and can only be used for crimes given a certain set of conditions.

You can use this service if:

The theft or criminal mischief incident isNOT an emergencyThe theft or criminal mischief incident isnot over $5,000 in valueThe theft or criminal mischief incident isnon-vehicle relatedThe theft or criminal mischief incident occurred inside the city limits of Houston, TexasThere is no evidenceThere are no suspects or witnessesNo injuries occurred

You must have a valid, functioning e-mail address and you must be the actual victim to use this service.

Do not use this service to report a stolen vehicle or to report a burglary.

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The service is available on the HPD website athttp://www.houstontx.gov/police/online_report.htm.  In addition, a tutorial can also be found on the HPD YouTube page athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML80pAYYbvA.

HPD’s “Help Us, Help You” campaign is aimed at sharing information and educating citizens on crime prevention and everyday tips related to public safety in our city.