Online Police Report Filing


Online Reporting System Requirements

Welcome to the Bismarck Police Department Citizens Online Reporting System. If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Using this online system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online filing is for you:

  • This is not an emergency
  • This incident occurred within Bismarck city limits
  • There are no known suspects
  • This did not occur on a state freeway

If you answered yes to all of the above, you are ready to file your report online. Please turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the above, please refer to the Online Reporting System FAQs. 

Filing the Report

Crimes that can be reported on the Online Crime Reporting System include:

  • Criminal Mischief (Vandalism to property and/or vehicle) 
  • Theft of Property 
  • Lost Property
  • Fraud (Including Fraud Attempts) 
  • Attempted Identity Theft

Submit an Online Police Report after confirming the requirements above

Once you have completed your police report, you will:

  • See "Your online police report has been submitted," which means your police report is complete
  • Be given a police report case number
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records

Please note that all cases filed using the online system will be reviewed. If further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted. Filing a false police report is a crime. 

If you are the victim of tax fraud or attempted tax fraud and are a resident of Bismarck, you should report this incident to the Bismarck Police Department and obtain a copy of your police report. In addition, you should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 701-328-3404 and complete an ID Theft Affidavit. You also may be required to file an IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039, with the IRS. You may contact the IRS at the Identity Protection Specialized Unit toll-free- at 1-800-908-4490 Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM your local time. If you prefer, you may go to the IRS Office at 4503 Coleman Street, Suite #101, Bismarck, North Dakota, to file a report with the IRS, and you should bring any paperwork you may have received. Regardless, it is important that you contact the Attorney General’s Office to complete an ID Theft Affidavit because your personal or confidential information may have been compromised beyond just filing a fraudulent tax return, and the IRS Affidavit will not necessarily address that issue.