Champaign Police Department’s Online Reporting System

If this an EMERGENCY please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Person using a laptop computerMany common non-emergency crimes can be reported online, allowing you to avoid waiting for an officer to take a report. This online reporting system allows you to submit a police report immediately and print a temporary copy of the report for free. You must have a valid email address to submit an online report.

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

  • Is this an emergency?
  • Is this a possible child abduction?
  • Did this incident occur outside the Champaign city limits?
  • Are there known suspects?
  • Did this occur on a state freeway?

If you answered NO to ALL the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered yes to any of the questions, please look at our Citizen Reporting Frequently Asked Questions section or contact the Champaign Police Department immediately.

Smart Phone UserPlease Note:

  • All incidents filed using the Citizen Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a Class 4 Felony crime under Illinois law (720 ILCS 5/26-1(4):
    A person knowingly commits this crime if they transmit or cause to transmit in any manner to a peace officer, public officer or public employee a report to the effect that an offense will be committed, is being committed, or has been committed, knowing at the time of such transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that such an offense will be committed, is being committed or has been committed.

Using the Champaign Police Department Citizen Reporting System, you can report minor, non-violent incidents such as theft, vandalism, harassment, property damage only traffic crashes, and lost property. Online reporting may NOT be used to report lost/stolen license plates or firearms. Please contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545.

Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page. Please click on “File a Report” to select an incident and begin.

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