Online Police Reporting

The Police Department has created this page for you to file a report with our agency. 

If this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

This system is not a way to replace your interaction with a live police officer, however it was created to provide a convenient alternative for citizens to report non-emergent situations that have occurred within the confines of the Town of Bristol, RI.

Individuals who choose to utilize this system will be able to file a report from the comfort of their home or office. Once we receive your complaint, an officer will be assigned to your complaint and will follow-up with you in a timely fashion.

Filing a false police report is a crime and is punishable by law.

RIGL § 11-32-2

Online Filing Requirements

You may use the Online Reporting System if your report:

  • DOES NOT involve an Active Crime in Progress, such as an assault, burglary, or a breaking and entering. Dial 9-1-1.
  • DOES NOT involve a Domestic Violence Related Crime. Dial 9-1-1.
  • DOES NOT involve a Missing Person, Missing Child or Runaway. Dial 9-1-1.
  • DOES NOT involve the loss of Firearms or Prescription Medications. Dial 401-253-6900.
  • IT DOES involve Abandoned Vehicles, Bullying, Harassing Phone Calls, E-Mails, Texts, Cyber Harassment, Lost Property.
  • IT DOES involve Vandalism (Motor Vehicle or Property).
  • IT DOES involve Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards, Identity Theft.
  • IT DOES involve Theft – Theft of Vehicle Parts, Identity Theft, Theft of Mail/Packages, Theft from Vehicles and Burglary Supplement.
  • OR IF There are no “Known Suspects.”
  • OR IF There was no physical evidence left at the scene.

If your incident does not meet the criteria above, please contact us at (401) 253-6900 to speak to a dispatcher.

Report stolen vehicles, accidents, and hit and run accidents at (401) 253-6900 in order to have an officer respond to the location of the incident .

Please complete the following form in order to file an online police report. In the appropriate fields, please include your telephone number and an E-Mail address so that the investigating officer can contact you regarding your complaint.

Most reports are available within 72-Hours. Person(s) wishing to request a copy of their report should complete a Public Records Request here.