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:
- Submit the completed report by email to TCPDONLINEREPORTS@
- 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.
- 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."