Can I File a Report Online?

We accept online reports about the types of incidents listed below. An example of each incident type is included to help you select the correct offense:

  • Accidental Damage to Property: Your property was unintentionally damaged.
  • Theft Under $300: An object of yours was stolen, the value of the property is under $300, and there is no suspect information available.
  • Criminal Damage to Property Under $300: An object of yours was intentionally damaged, the value of the property is under $300, and there is no suspect information available.
  • Civil Matter: An incident occurred that is non-criminal in nature, but requires a police report for documentation.
  • Lost Property: An item of yours was lost and requires a police report for insurance or documentation purposes.
  • Nuisance Complaint: A non-criminal matter that reduces the quality of life.
  • Animal Complaint: A complaint regarding barking dogs, the number of dogs at a residence, or poor living conditions for animals.
  • Information for Police: A report containing non-criminal information that might be beneficial in the future.

We cannot accept reports for:

  • Crimes containing suspect informationAny incident where suspect information is known cannot be taken through our online reporting system. Visit the police department’s front desk or call (815) 726-2491 to have an officer dispatched to you.
  • Residential BurglaryA person enters a residence or an attached garage with the intent to commit a felony or theft therein.
  • Domestic BatteryA person commits domestic battery if he or she knowingly without legal justification by any means causes bodily harm or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any family or household member.
  • Violation of an Order of ProtectionSomeone violated a court-issued Order of Protection.
  • Child Custody/Visitation ViolationSomeone violated a court-issued visitation order.
  • Traffic CrashesWe do not accept traffic crash reports online at this time.
  • Any “in-progress” CallIf there is an incident in progress, call 9-1-1.

Ready?

You can file a police report online in three easy steps.

  • Collect

    Collect information about the victim, suspect, vehicles involved (if any), and any supporting documentation. In cases of identity theft and credit card fraud, provide an electronic copy of any bank statements that show the fraudulent transactions.

  • File

    Fill out the online form to submit your report. This will take between 15-30 minutes depending on the amount of information needed.

  • Check Your Inbox

    You will receive a report number by email within two business days. If we need more information to file the report, it might take additional time.