Online Police Reporting

 

The Brentwood Police Department offers online report submission for certain non-emergency crimes and incidents.  The crime you are reporting must meet certain guidelines which include:

  • The reporting party must be the victim.

  • The crime/incident must have occurred within the city limits of Brentwood. Exception: Brentwood residents may report identity theft to us regardless of where it occurred.

  • There must not be any suspect information, physical evidence (gloves, pry tools, etc.) or need for additional follow-up investigation.  Online reporting is intended for documentation only.

  • If reporting a theft, it does not involve the theft of a vehicle, license plate or firearm.

Vacation Watch requests can also be made online where you can report an absence from your residence or business notifying the police department to provide extra patrols when available.

The forms that follow are designed to ensure the report you are submitting meets the above guidelines. Once your online report has been received you will receive a temporary case number and we will assign it to a shift supervisor. He or she will review your report. If your report is approved you will be provided with an official case number via email. Please check your e-mail regularly and be sure you provide the best phone number if we need to contact you. If your report does not meet these guidelines, please call our communication center at (925) 809-7911 and an officer will be dispatched to take a report from you.

Select the report you wish to make:

Description/Example:

Harassing Phone Call

Unwanted phone calls of an annoying, harassing or threatening nature.

Example: Immediate hang-ups, obscene language, etc. with no known suspects.

Hit and Run

Leaving the scene of an accident without providing required license, insurance or vehicle information.

Example: Damage caused by another vehicle in which the driver should have left information or fled the scene without stopping to exchange information.

Identity Theft

Obtaining someone else’s personal identifying information and using it to obtain credit, goods or services.

Example: Someone obtains a credit card using your S.S.N. or obtains phone service using your personal information.

Informational Report

For documentation purposes only. Some uses of this are to report civil matters, suspicious activity, or circumstances that are non-criminal in nature but may need to be documented.

Example: You notice a group of solicitors dropped off in your neighborhood around the same time each day and you suspect they are staking out the neighborhood. They are not on scene now but you are concerned and would like the information documented.

Lost Property

When property is missing or lost.

Example: Your keys fell out of your pocket at some point. You cannot locate them anywhere.

Supplemental Report

Add information to an already existing report. Please make sure you have the correct report number for the report you originally filed.

Example: You have additional property that you have discovered missing or information regarding the report you have already filed.

Theft

Your property is taken without your permission.

Example: You left your bicycle secured to a post in front of a grocery store. You come out to discover it is gone.

Theft From Vehicle (Vehicle Burglary)

Property stolen from a motor vehicle.

Example: You respond to your vehicle in a parking lot and notice your backpack is missing.

Unauthorized Use of Credit Card

Unauthorized use of your credit card is the fraudulent use of your credit card or the credit card number without your permission to obtain services, goods or property.

Example: Someone uses your VISA card and orders electronics from Amazon.

Vacation Watch Request Form

Security check on your residence when you are on vacation for multiple days.

Vandalism

The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property.

Example: Graffiti, knocking over mail box, throwing rock through windows, etc.

Vandalism to Vehicle

Damage or deface a motor vehicle.

Example: Keying, broken windows, tires slashed.

Custody Order Violation

Willful disobedience of the terms as written of any court issued custody order.

Example: During a child custody exchange one party is late to the exchange location.

 

Helpful Hints for Online Reporters

1."Just the facts." Just report to us what you personally saw, or know. This is not the place for speculation, opinions, or conclusions. Remember, if you have any idea who did the crime, or there are any witnesses, you need to call us or come to the station.

2. Details do matter. If you can locate model and serial numbers for your lost or stolen property, we can enter it in the national databases as such. Where called for, estimate as best you can the fair market value for the property, or the dollar amount of damage done.

3. Go with the form. We've provided all the allowable choices in the drop-downs and outlines. If it doesn't fit, then you cannot report it online. Certain fields are mandatory entries that require input before we can file the form.

4. Give us some time. You can expect to be notified of acceptance and issued a permanent case number within 48 hours.  If you have questions about the status of your report you can contact the Brentwood Police Department during business hours at 925-634-6911. Please specify that you submitted an online report and have your temporary case number available if possible.

You are still responsible for making sure whatever you report to us, whether by phone, in person, or online is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. Filing a false police report is a crime in the State of California [refer to California Penal Code 148.5(a)].

 If you have questions or difficulty filing the report, you can always call us at (925) 809-7911. We can assist you or have an officer come to your home.