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Welcome to the Joplin Police Department Citizens Online Police Reporting System. If this is an Emergency please call 911. Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you: You CAN NOT file a report if:

  • This is an Emergency. (Please call 911)
  • This incident occurred outside the Joplin City limits.
  • There is suspect information.
    • Suspect information is a name and address.
  • You are reporting a theft offense, and the stolen property is a firearm (gun), license plates, a stolen motor vehicle, or prescription drugs.
  • There is any physical evidence connected to the crime that needs to be collected (i.e. blood, obvious fingerprints).
  • If you want to submit a crime tip please CLICK HERE.
    • A crime tip is information that you believe may help solve a crime that has already been reported.
  • If you want to report a traffic violation or a quality of life issue please CLICK HERE.
If you answered yes to any of the above statements, then you CANNOT file your report online; you must call the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131 to file a report. If you did not answer yes to any of the above statements, then you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section. Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that 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:
  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed by an officer before being accepted by the Joplin Police Department.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.
Using the Joplin Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one):

Harassing Phone Call Identity Theft Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Lost Property Theft Theft from Vehicle
Vandalism

 Fail to Return Rental Property