Frequently Asked Questions - Make a Report

What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If non-emergency, call 949-644-3681.

What if this happened in another city?  Can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
No, If a crime took place outside of the City of Newport Beach, please call the police department for that city.

What is a "known suspect"? 
A suspect is considered a "known suspect" when you (or someone else) know the person - or where to find the person - who committed the crime, or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.

What if this happened on a state Freeway?
If this took place on a state Freeway, please call the Highway Patrol Office nearest you.

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