Welcome to the USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) Online Reporting Service.  Using this service allows you to file a police report at your convenience. Please read the following information. Only certain types of reports may be filed on this site.

Types of Crime Reports That Can Be Filed Online:

  • Harassing Phone Calls:  Any person who repeatedly, with the intent to annoy, telephones or makes contact by means of an electronic communication.  For example, immediate hang-ups, obscene language, emails, text messages with no known suspects.
  • Lost Property:  Personal property that was unintentionally left by its true owner.  For example, property left behind at an unknown location or left behind with no attempt to retrieve it.
  • Vandalism:  Any person who maliciously damages, destroys or defaces the property of another person.  For example, knocking over a mailbox, spray painting a wall, or throwing a rock through a window.
  • Theft:  Personal property taken from a publicly accessible location.  For example, a package is taken from your porch; or you left your wallet behind in a restaurant, but when you attempted to go back to retrieve it, the wallet was no longer there.
  • Theft from Vehicle:  Theft from an unlocked or locked vehicle.
  • Minor Traffic Collisions: Minor injuries and you have exchanged information
  • Hit and Run:  Damage caused by another vehicle in which the driver should have left information or fled the scene without stopping to provide information.
  • Identity Theft: Crime location should be reported as the filer’s home residence address (regardless of where the crime is believed to have occurred) and reported to the filer’s local law enforcement agency for investigation.

If your incident does not meet the above criteria for online reporting, please call one of the DPS stations for more information.

University Park Campus (non-emergency)(213) 740-6000
Health Sciences Campus (non-emergency)(323) 442-1200
USC Village Station (non-emergency)(213) 821-6677

Terms and Conditions

Your incident must meet the following criteria:

  • The incident is not an emergency.
  • The incident occurred within the City of Los Angeles.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • No one was injured as a result of this incident.
  • There are no known suspects.
  • No firearms were involved in the incident.
  • You must have internet access and an email address.

Once you have submitted your report:

  • You will immediately receive a temporary report number and be able to print a copy of the report you just made.
  • All incidents reported will be reviewed, on average once every 24 hours (possibly longer on weekends and holidays), and upon approval will become an official police report.
  • If further investigation of your reported incident is needed, you will be contacted by email or telephone.
  • Once the report has been approved, a DPS report number will be issued, and a copy of the final report will be emailed back to you.
  • If you wish to add any additional information after completing your initial online report, please wait until you have received your final report with a DPS report number and call the DPS station (213) XXX-XXXX, to speak with the detective assigned to your case.

Please note:

  • Filing a false police report is a crime. Anyone filing a false police report may be prosecuted under California Penal Code section 148.5 PC. Filing a false police report is punishable by imprisonment in county jail not exceeding 6 months, or by fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both.

Click here to start your report.