Online Crime Reporting
This system allows you to submit a crime report for the following types of incidents:
- Vehicle Burglary
- Lost or Stolen Plates
For all other crimes call the ECPD at (619) 579-3311
Before submitting a crime report, please confirm that ALL of the following conditions are true:
- This is NOT an emergency
- The incident occurred within the city limits of El Cajon, California. (If you are unsure, please call us at (619) 579-3311 to confirm)
- There are no known suspects
- This did not occur on a state freeway
- There is no evidence that could lead to the identification of a suspect (i.e. fingerprints, video, etc.)
- This is NOT a vehicle theft
If you can answer, “YES” to all of the items, then you are ready to submit your report.
NOTE – The majority of reports that are rejected are due to the crime occurring outside of the city limits of El Cajon or the existence of a known suspect. Please review the above conditions.
- A valid email address is required to submit a report.
- Your IP address will be recorded with your report to prevent fraud.
- You will be guided through the reporting process, step by step.
- Your report is NOT complete until you have pressed the “COMPLETE REPORT” button.
- Always print your report.
Once complete, a new window will open and show you a printable copy of your report, which will show your report/case ID # (you may need to disable any “pop-up blockers”)
Your report will be entered as “PENDING” and a police officer will review the reports online daily to make sure they meet the specifications of the program.
Reports not meeting the established criteria will not be accepted. Instead, the reporting party will be notified by email and provided with the appropriate manner in which to proceed.
If you have already submitted a report you can look it up here for review. For security purposes, you will need the exact identification information you submitted with your report.
If you are having problems filing your online report or have questions regarding online reports please call 619-593-5700 Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm. After hours please leave a message and you will be called back during business hours.