Online Reporting

Online Police Reports


Report A Non-Emergent Crime

The COVID-19 pandemic created the opportunity to expand online reporting and offer an alternative method for filing certain non-emergent police reports. If you are unable to report online, or prefer contacting by phone, please call the non-emergency number of Central Dispatch at (231) 922-4550.  
 

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911.
 

Please read all the information on this page before continuing to report a complaint online. This page gives you the instructions needed to file a report online. The application is for non-emergency crimes and complaints only. Not all reports filed online will be investigated. 

This form should ONLY be used if the following criteria are met:

  • This is not an emergency and is not an in-progress event. 
  • The incident occurred within the city limits of the City of Traverse City.  (Map of the City Limits)
  • There are NO known suspects.
  • There is NO physical evidence. 

You can report the following crimes online:

  • Lost property.
  • Misdemeanor thefts of property, other than firearms or materials threatening to public safety, when there is no suspect information or serial number or ability to trace the item.
    • Misdemeanor thefts of cellular telephones may be reported even though they have a serial number.
  • Misdemeanor vandalism with no suspect information and no hate crime implications.
  • Vehicle burglaries with no suspect information or evidence.
  • Stolen vehicle attempts with no suspect information or evidence.
  • Annoying telephone calls with no suspect information.
  • Identity theft without an identifiable suspect.
  • Online or email fraud solicitations without an identifiable suspect and if the financial loss classifies the crime as a misdemeanor.
  • Private property and private property Hit-and-run vehicle accidents with no suspect or suspect vehicle.
  • Supplemental property lists. 

Upon completion of your report, you will:

  • Receive an email response from the Traverse City Police Department verifying your submission. 
  • You will receive a second email upon the report being assigned to an Officer.  This email will contain a complaint number.  This may not be until the next business day.   

Please Note:

  • All cases filed online will be assigned to an Officer for completion and review.
  • Once completed you will receive an email from the assigned officer with your complaint number associated with your report.  
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Filing a false police report is a crime and will be prosecuted. 

Click the link below that corresponds with what you want to report. If you are having trouble with online reporting,
click "How to Online Report."