Police

File a Report Online

Welcome to the California State University, Northridge Police Department Citizens Online Police Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report at no charge. You can use this report to file with your insurance company.

All cases filed within this system will be reviewed. Reports are reviewed and assigned to detectives for follow-up based on investigative leads, severity of the crime, the City/District Attorney's case filing guidelines, and investigative staffing. Unfortunately, crimes with no suspects or no leads are difficult to solve and many times are actually unsolvable. On-line reporting is designed to input these types of crimes. If a lead should develop, you will receive a follow-up call from a police detective regarding your case.

Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency

The online reporting system is intended for non-emergency incidents in which the suspect is not known. So, if you or someone else saw who did this, or any person, animal, or property is in immediate danger call 9-1-1 immediately!

  • This incident occurred on the campus of California State University, Northridge

If a crime took place off-campus, please call the police department for that area. Missing Persons are an exception and may be reported to California State University, Northridge.

  • There are no known suspects

When you or someone else knows the person, where to find the person, has a detailed description of the person who committed the crime, or even the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in, this is considered a known suspect. Reports with a known suspect require investigation by an officer in person.

  • This incident does meet the criteria of a crime listed below

The incident DOES NOT involve any of the following:

  • Violent Crime (personal assault, kidnapping, robbery)
  • Hate Crime
  • Sex Crime (rape or sexual assault)
  • Missing Person
  • Stolen Vehicle (theft of a vehicle, trailer, motorcycle)
  • Lost/Stolen License Plate
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Battery resulting in serious injuries (to include injuries requiring hospitalization or medical treatment)
  • Traffic Accidents involving serious injuries, DUIs, or unlicensed drivers unless all parties have left the scene

For the above incidents listed, you MUST CALL 818-677-2111 to file your report. 

If you answered "yes" to all of the above, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. See below for a list of incidents which cannot be filed online. For questions, read our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section.  Please note that filing a false police report is a crime. 

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be given a police report case number.
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.

Using the California State University, Northridge Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one):

Harassing Phone Calls

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. If you have been the victim of harassing phone calls and do not know the person who is calling, you can use this system.

After completing your report, please contact your phone service provider, as noted on your telephone bill, with the report number you receive at the end of this process. Follow your phone service provider's instructions and keep track of when calls occur and the number they are from (if you have caller ID). Further information regarding harassing phone calls and a personal tracking log may be found on our Stalking and Criminal Threats webpage.

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).

 

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Hit & Run

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 

This reporting form is for use in situations in which no suspect information is present. (Examples: Your car was parked unattended and an unknown driver/vehicle hit your car and didn’t leave a note or a vehicle hit your car and then fled without stopping to exchange information or before you could get a license plate.)

If you are aware of the individual or have a license plate of the suspect's vehicle that caused damage to your vehicle, please contact 9-1-1 if this occurred in the last 10 minutes.

If more than 10 minutes have passed since the damage occurred and you know the individual or you have a license plate of the suspect's vehicle that caused damage to your vehicle, please call 818-677-2111. If you have sustained any type of injury, please contact 9-1-1 or seek immediate medical attention and do not use E-Reporting.

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).


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Identity Theft

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 

If you are the victim of identity theft or fraud please get and keep all papers, receipts, cancelled checks, mail from companies, etc. related to this crime. We may contact you to obtain copies of these items if needed. It is recommended that you have copies of all related documents for your records.

If you are the victim of identity theft or fraud institutions such as your bank, may ask for a police report number. A report number will be generated at the end of this online police report process.

   
AgencyWebsitePhone Number
Equifaxhttp://www.equifax.com/1-800-525-6285
Experianhttp://www.experian.com/1-888-397-3742
Trans Unioinhttp://www.transunion.com/1-800-680-7289
U.S. Federal Trade Commissionhttp://www.ftc.gov/1-877-438-4338
Department of Motor Vehicles (California)http://www.dmv.ca.gov/1-866-658-5758

Helpful Tips:

  • Protect your social security number and only give it out when required by law.
  • No bank, auction site or other business should send you an email asking you to enter credit card information, passwords, social security numbers or other personal information. Often these fake emails will contain links to pages that look real but are not. If you suspect you are being directed to a fake site please go to the actual home web site of the company and inform them of what has happened.
  • Avoid mail theft by obtaining a locked mailbox and dropping off outgoing mail at the local post office or postal mailbox.
  • Do not give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
  • Shred credit card offers and bank statements before you throw them away if you do not plan on using them.

Further information regarding identity theft and fraud may be found on our Identity Theft webpage.

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).



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Lost Property

Whenever possible the Department of Police Services will assist the university community in retrieving lost property, even though no crime is involved.

If you find someone else's lost property, please bring the item to the Department of Police Services or report it promptly to the Department of Police Services at 818-677-2111. An officer will secure the property, try to identify the owner and return the property to them when possible.

There are two separate methods for reporting lost property:

You may file an online lost property police report if your lost property meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • The lost item you are reporting is state-owned property.
  • Or you plan to have your lost item replaced and must submit a police report to your insurance company.
  • Or you have a serial number or owner-applied serial number for your lost item.
  • Or you are reporting an item valued at $950.00 or more with or without a serial number.

For all other lost personal property reports that do not meet one or more of the above listed criteria use the RETURNITY System

You may access the RETURNITY program at any time, day or night to do the following:

  1. File an report online for your lost personal property,
  2. Check the "found" property listing to see if your property has been turned in.

For your convenience, the Lost and Found Coordinator will use your contact information to notify you when your property has been recovered, so you may retrieve it from the Lost and Found.

If you know the general area where you lost the property, such as in the Library, Bookstore or the University Student Union outlets, don't forget to call the store or main offices to check if your property has been turned into them. Stores and offices on campus will frequently hold Lost/Found Property for a period of time prior to forwarding the item to Department of Police Services for safekeeping.

Lost and Found is located at:
Department of Police Services Building
9222 Darby Avenue (Southeast corner of Darby Ave. and Praire St.)
Northridge, CA 91330

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed on weekends and holidays; however, RETURNITY is available 24/7 to report "lost" property and to check the listing of "found" property).

Contact Numbers:
Lost and Found: 818.677.3946
Police Dispatch: 818.677.2111
The Department of Police Services strictly adheres to Federal and State laws and regulations concerning the destruction, disposal, and return of property.

The Frequently Asked Questions section provides information on the most common situations. If you do not see the information you need, please do not hesitate to callour Lost and Found Coordinator at the above telephone number or e-mail us.

 

 

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Theft

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 

Further information regarding theft prevention may be found on our Crime Prevention webpage.

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).

 

 

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Vandalism

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).

 

 

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Vehicle Burglary

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 

Further information regarding motor vehicle burglary prevention may be found on our Crime Prevention webpage.

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).

 

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Vehicle Tampering

With this system you will be able file an online police report without waiting and print a copy of the report for free. 

Further information regarding motor vehicle tampering may be found on our Crime Prevention webpage.

Only information with the red asterisk * are mandatory. If you have an email address please enter it so you can get the status of your report (email addresses are not used for any other purpose).

 

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