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Call 911 immediately.

YES. Online reporting is free. Once you file a report and it is accepted, you will receive a free copy of the report for your records.

NO. Our online system is not designed to input suspect information. You will have to contact dispatch, (559) 488-3111, and report it to a Deputy Sheriff.

Once you file a report and receive a temporary case number, it could take up to two days for the report to be reviewed. Please check your email, including your spam folder, regularly for a response.

A Temporary case number (T12000XXX) is auto assigned when you submit your online report. This means that you have submitted a report for review and used for tracking purposes only. A permanent case number is assigned to you when your report has been reviewed and accepted.

...Can I still file the report online using this system?

NO. If the incident did not occur within an unincorporated area in the County of Fresno, then you must contact the Law Enforcement agency for that particular area.

YES, you will be emailed a report in PDF format immediately once it is approved. It will be sent via email and you will be able to save it/print it/send it to your insurance company or credit agencies.

NO. Due to several reporting requirements, you will have to contact dispatch, (559) 488-3111, and report it to a Deputy Sheriff.

(When someone enters your home/garage/an enclosed structure without permission and steals property)
NO. The system is not designed for reporting this type of crime. You will have to contact dispatch, (559)488-3111, and report it to a Deputy Sheriff.

NO. You will have to contact the California Highway Patrol: www.chp.ca.gov

(Theft/Vandalism of farm equipment, metals, copper wiring, cattle, chemicals)

NO. We have a specialized unit that requires specific information in the report. You will have to contact dispatch, (559)488-3111, and report it to a Deputy Sheriff.

NO. This system is not yet designed for tips, but we are continuing to improve our system so that this feature would be allowed. You can report anonymous tips at (559) 498-STOP or online: http://valleycrimestoppers.org/

If you have received a permanent case number, your report is automatically transferred into our records management system, which is the same system used by deputies in the field. The report is then assigned to that area detective. The detectives have a case load that is worked by priority. You will not hear from a detective unless they are actively working on the case and they have developed leads.