Online Crime Reporting

Report a Crime

REPORT A CRIMEThank you for visiting our online reporting site. Our goal is to provide you with an easy to use tool for reporting crime in the City of Lafayette. The process is quick and easy - simply fill out the forms, review the information for accuracy and print your police report right from your computer.

If this is an emergency please dial 911. For non-emergencies, dial 765-807-1200.

The Online reporting Wizard can currently process the following types of crimes:

  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Lost Property
  • Theft
  • Vandalism

Instructions & Information About Your Online Report

In an emergency always call 911. The use of this system is voluntary. If you choose this method of reporting a crime/incident a police officer will not be sent to make an investigation.

Reports cannot be accepted for other agencies. If the crime/incident did not occur within the city limits of Lafayette you can not use this form. Reports of traffic crashes cannot be made on this form.

Reports Not Accepted With This Form

You cannot use this form if:

  • The crime involves the discharge of a firearm
  • The crime involves domestic violence, physical injuries, or the violation of a court issued protective order
  • The crime involves a significant property loss
  • There is physical evidence to be collected, or you know the name and or location of the suspect
    • For example, forged documents or checks involve physical evidence and may not be reported online
  • If you know who or where the suspect is located
  • If you have items of evidence relative to your case
  • If the crime is a motor vehicle theft

If the incident or crime does not meet the above criteria or if you have questions, call 765-807-1200. It may still be determined that you can file a report online or that an officer needs to be sent to take the report in person. When your online report has been processed by a Records Technician, a case number will be assigned and emailed to you. You must provide a valid email address in order to receive a case number. Receiving a case number via email will indicate your report has been accepted and is "on file".

Important Note: False reporting of a crime is a violation of Indiana State and Federal law. Filing a false report in person, or online is subject to prosecution and the Lafayette Police Department will pursue charges against those who file false reports.

Reporting Categories

If you have read and understand this warning you can continue to the online crime reporting options.