Online Police Reporting Frequently Asked Questions

Question What if I prefer to speak to a deputy?
Answer If, at any time, you feel that you would rather report this to a deputy, please discontinue using this system and call 805-683-2724.

Question What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
Answer If your incident is an emergency, or you require that a deputy come to you right away, call 911. If this is a non-emergency and you do not need a deputy right away, call 805-683-2724.

Question What if this happened in another jurisdiction can I file a report using this system?
Answer No. If a crime took place in another county or jurisdiction (The City of Santa Barbara, City of Lompoc, City of Santa Maria, City of Guadalupe or UCSB) please contact that jurisdiction's law enforcement agency.

Question What is a known suspect?
Answer A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime, have evidence that may lead to the identification of a suspect(s) or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.

Question What if I don't have an email address?
Answer If you don't have a valid email address where you can send and receive email, you can sign up for a free account at many sites including Yahoo, Google, and MSN. Otherwise, please call 805-683-2724 to contact a deputy.

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