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How to Report a Crime

Seaside Police Department is proud to announce the launch of our online reporting option. 

The Seaside Police Department is a 24/7 public safety operation that is committed to modernizing the way that we serve the public.  This online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. 

Note: This is only for crimes requiring a LOW LEVEL OF RESPONSE.

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This will not trigger a police officer to come to your house for an emergency. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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

  • This is NOT an emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Seaside city limits?
  • The incident is one of the following: Custody Order violation, 

Please note:

  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed. 
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

*This is not an anonymous reporting system. You will be asked to provide specific & personal contact information. If you would like to file an anonymous report, please use our Anonymous Tip Line at 831-899-6282. to leave a verbal message about a problem. An investigator or police officer will conduct follow up.

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In the event of an emergency, call : 911


If your report is not an emergency, call: 831-394-6811

Anonymous Tip Line

To leave a verbal message about a problem, call 831-899-6282. An investigator or police officer will conduct follow up.

Text Message

You may send text tips to: (274637) CRIMES

In the text field, enter SSPDTIPS, followed by your tip. 

Tipsoft provides concerned citizens the ability to participate in online crime reporting in a completely secure and anonymous environment. Once you’ve entered your tip into the Tipsoft system, it is forwarded directly to the Tipsoft Company where it is issued a secure, automated ID number. Your tip is then directed to the Seaside Police Department, identified only by your private ID number. At this point, an officer will reply to your ID number, keeping your identity 100% anonymous. 

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