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File a Police Report Online

  1. File a Report in Spanish / Para Presentar un Informe en Español

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  2. Welcome to the Aurora Police Department Online Police Reporting System. (For non-emergency reports only)

    If this is an Emergency, please call 911. Using the Aurora Police Department’s Online Citizen Reporting System, you can report the incidents that occurred within the City of Aurora when no suspects are known and there is no physical evidence to be collected. You can make an online report, only if you meet specific reporting criteria, for the following offenses: 

    • Burglary from Motor Vehicle
    • Credit Card Fraud (unlawful use of credit card)
    • Criminal Damage to Property
    • Criminal Damage to Vehicle
    • Criminal Defacement
    • Harassment by Telephone or Electronic Communication
    • Hit and Run Traffic Crash
    • Identity Theft
    • Lost Property
    • Minor, Non-Injury Traffic Crash
    • Retail Theft
    • Supplement Reports to Existing Reports
    • Theft
    • Unlawful Visitation/Parenting Time Interference 

    Note: There will be no investigative follow-up on criminal cases reported online. Any reports requiring further investigation must be completed in person at the A.P.D. front desk or by calling the non-emergency at (630) 256-5900 so an officer can be dispatched.

    You must be 18 years or older to file a report.

    If the crime you want to report does not fit any of the above, please call the non-emergency dispatch center at 630-256-5900 or the desk officer at 630-256-5050 to report the crime.

    To file a report on your mobile device, Call (833) 426-0896. When prompted, enter your mobile phone number and the system will text you a link to complete your report.

    Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  3. Online citizen police report filing is right for you if:
    • This is not an emergency
    • The incident occurred within the City of Aurora, Illinois
    • The incident did not occur on an Expressway or Tollway
    • There are no known identifiable suspects
    • You don’t have any physical evidence such as video, digital, ID blood, clothing, or tool used to commit the crime. 
  4. Online Reporting Criteria

    The reporting criteria for a hit and run traffic crash is no injury, damage under $500, and no potential leads on who was responsible. 

    Note: the crash will not be investigated, and no citations will be issued.

    The reporting criteria for a minor, non-injury traffic crash is no injury and damage is under $1,500, and all drivers are insured.

    Note: the crash will not be investigated and no citations will be issued. Can be used as a minor vehicle crash information exchange between drivers.

    Before filing a crash report online, be sure to collect the other involved motorist’s name, address, phone number, make and model and license plate number of the other involved vehicle. Also, obtain the other motorist’s insurance company and policy number.  

    If your situation meets the online reporting criteria, you are ready to file your report. 

    Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you received a pop-up box while answering the five questions you may not file a report online at this time. 

  5. 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 and pending approval.
    • Be given a police report case number and be able to print a copy of the unofficial police report to keep for your records after the reviewing officer approves the report. In order to obtain the official copy of the police report, please follow this link to complete a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. 
  6. Please Note:
    • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed within 72 hours.
    • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
    • All personal information shared is secured and encrypted for your protection and will be used for criminal justice purposes only.
  7. I understand that filing a false police report is a criminal offense in the State of Illinois 720 ILCS 5/26-1(a)(4), punishable by a fine and/or incarceration if convicted.*
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