Online Police Reporting Frequently Asked Questions
1. What happens after you file a crime report online?
- This message will appear on your computer: "Your report has been submitted"
- You will be given a temporary report number.
- You will be able to print a copy of the temporary police report for your records.
- Your report will be reviewed by a police officer.
- Once approved a permanent case report number will be assigned and emailed to you.
- To provide information about a previously submitted report, call the Crime Reporting Center at 919-996-3335.
2. How is my report processed?
- The report is reviewed by the officers assigned to our Crime Reporting Center. Once approved
the reports are reviewed by Detective Supervisors. Based on solvability factors the report will either
be assigned to a detective for follow up or assigned an “Inactive” status with no further investigation.
3. Will fingerprints be taken, or the scene processed?
4. I don’t see a crime that matches what happened to me.
- Of the options given pick the one that is the closest match. The Crime Reporting Center
officers will review and ensure that the report is filed properly.
5. What if this happened in another city, can I file a report using this online crime reporting system?
- No. If a crime took place outside of the City of Raleigh, please call the law enforcement agency for that area.
6. What does it mean to prosecute or not prosecute?
- If you choose to prosecute, it is the same thing as saying you want criminal charges filed or a
possible arrest of the suspect. If you choose this option and an arrest is made you may be subpoenaed to court for a trial.
- If you choose to not prosecute, then the report will be for documentation purposes only and filed as an Information Report.