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Report A Non-Emergent Crime

With COVID-19 and all the preventative measures and social distancing that is being recommended, the Traverse City Police Department is offering an alternative method for filing certain non-emergent police reports. This may or may not work for everyone.  If you are one that is not able to report online, you are to call the non-emergency number to Central Dispatch at 231-922-4550.  

Please read all the information on this page before continuing to report a complaint online. This page gives you instructions needed to file a report online. This 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 is 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 the online reporting,
click "How to Online Report."

This page last updated on 3/26/2020.