How to Use the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office offers an Online Citizen Report System that allows you to submit a report immediately. This service is convenient for non-emergency incidents and is free of charge. Here’s how you can determine if this online reporting process is suitable for your situation:

Confirm the Following:

  • The incident is NOT an emergency.
  • The incident occurred within unincorporated Harris County (not within the city limits of any municipal law enforcement’s jurisdiction).
  • There are NO known suspects.
  • The incident did NOT occur on a state highway.

If all the above statements apply to your incident, you are ready to generate your report online. You may need to disable your pop-up blocking software before generating the report.

Upon Completing the Report Process:

  • You will see the words: “Your online report has been submitted” confirming that your report is submitted for review and approval.
  • You will receive a report reference/submission number (NOT a Case Number).
  • You will be able to print an un-official copy of the report for your records and reference.

Please Note:

  • All cases generated using the Online Citizen Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • You may be contacted if additional information is required.
  • This is an official police report. Filing a false report under Section 37.08 is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.

If you prefer a patrol response and it is not an emergency, please call 713-221-6000.

If the incident occurred inside the jurisdiction of any municipality or outside of Harris County, please contact the law enforcement agency for that city or county.

You can ONLY report the following incidents using the Online Citizen Reporting System:

  • Lost Property
  • Theft
  • Vandalism

You may NOT use the online reporting system to report the following incidents:

  • Arson
  • Purse Snatching
  • Shoplifting
  • Accidental Damage to Property
  • Stolen Vehicles
  • Stolen Firearms
  • Runaways or missing persons
  • Any incident where evidence may be collected
  • Assaults
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Lost or Stolen vehicle tags

For more detailed information, please refer to the PDF document provided. This document includes comprehensive instructions and criteria for using the online reporting system.

Stay safe and informed!

Essential Safety Tips for Senior Citizens Against Crime

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has released a comprehensive guide to help senior citizens stay safe and prevent crime. The guide offers practical advice on how to protect yourself at home and while out in the community. Here are some key highlights:

  1. Safety at Home:
    • Use deadbolt locks and keep doors locked even when you are inside.
    • Never let strangers into your home without checking their identification.
    • Make your home appear occupied when you’re out by using timers for lights and radios.
  2. Safety When Out:
    • Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet in your front pocket.
    • Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle or home.
    • Travel with friends whenever possible and avoid dark, deserted routes.
  3. Protecting Your Money:
    • Arrange for checks to be directly deposited into your bank account.
    • Avoid carrying large sums of money and be discreet when handling cash in public.
  4. Avoiding Scams:
    • Be skeptical of “too good to be true” offers and consult trusted sources before making any commitments.

For a detailed list of safety tips and more information on how to protect yourself, please refer to the PDF document here. The document provides extensive advice tailored for senior citizens to help them stay safe and secure.

Stay informed, stay safe, and take proactive steps to protect yourself and your community.