Report a Crime

Dayton Police officers use reports to record law enforcement and crime activity that occurs in the city. Residents are invited to report a crime or other illegal activity or look up past incident reports, including traffic incidents, using the links below.

Filing Reports

File a Police Report - Using this online police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. You cannot file a report online if:
  • This is an Emergency. (Please call 911.)
  • You are reporting a theft or loss of prescription medication. As noted below, you must directly contact Dayton PD for this.
  • This is a Motor Vehicle Accident.
  • This incident occurred outside the Dayton City limits.
  • You are filing a report regarding a suspect’s name and/or address.
  • You are reporting a theft offense, and the value of the stolen property is more than $1,000.
  • You are reporting a theft offense, and the stolen property is a firearm (gun), license plates, a stolen motor vehicle or hazardous material.
  • You are reporting Property Destruction, and the damage is valued at more than $1,000.
  • There is evidence to indicate that this is a hate crime or bias-related.
  • There is any physical evidence connected to the crime that needs to be collected. (I.e. blood, obvious fingerprints, etc.)
If any of the above statements applies to the incident you’re reporting, you must call the Dayton Police Department at 937-333-COPS (2677) and speak with a call evaluator so that an officer can either take your complaint over the phone or respond to take a report.

Looking Up Incident Reports

Look Up Incident Reports - Retrieve any incident report filed with the Dayton Police Department. You must type in the incident number and the incident must have taken place within the most recent 60 days. For assistance please contact our Records Department at (937) 333-1060.

Traffic Accident Reports

Access Traffic Accident Reports - Traffic accidents that occur in the Dayton Police Department’s jurisdiction are filed with a state database. Search for recent traffic accident reports in the jurisdiction along with a report number, name and date of the incident, or name and accident street.