Welcome to the Brownsville Police Department Citizens' Online Police Reporting System
If this is an emergency please dial 9-1-1
Using this Online Citizens' Police Reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.
To use the Online Citizens' Police Reporting system, please make sure of the following:
This is NOT an emergency (if so Call 911).
This incident occurred within the Brownsville city limits.
That you have an email account to receive updates on your report.
If you have confirmed all of the above, you are ready to file your report online. Please turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. Look at our Online Citizens' Police Report Frequently Asked Questions for more information about online reporting.
Upon completion of this process, you will:
1) See: "Your online police report has been submitted". This means that your police report has been received by the Brownsville Police Department and review of that report is pending.
2) Be issued a temporary case number while report is under review.
3) Be able to print a copy of your temporary police report while pending approval.
4) Be given a permanent police report case number once your report is approved.
5) Be able to print a copy of the approved police report for your records.
6) Expect to receive e-mails about your online report from:
(Do not send emails to this address)
Filing a false police report is a crime.
The Brownsville Police Department reserves the right to reject any report submitted online.
All incidents reported using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed within 3 to 5 days.
After your report has been reviewed, you will receive an email from BPD informing you whether your report was accepted, rejected or if more Information is required from you to continue the process.
Upon review, if your report merits further investigation, you may be contacted by a Brownsville Police Officer or Investigator.
After your report is approved, If you wish to pursue criminal charges, please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at (956)548-7060 or at Police Headquarters located at 600 E Jackson St.
Misdemeanor cases are not assigned to investigators. In order to have such incidents investigated, you must visit with an intake Investigator at Police Headquarters, 600 East Jackson Street (956) 548-7060.
Examples of Misdemeanor cases are simple assault, theft of property under $1500, harassment, criminal trespass, and most property damage under $1,500
These are the Incident types that can be reported using the Citizens' Online Reporting System:
Bad Check / Theft by Check
Burglary (Residence,Habitation or Vehicle)
Credit Card Abuse
Customer or Landlord Disturbance
Identity Theft Incident (*Non Criminal/Documentation)
Non Traffic Accident (Slip and Fall)
Theft of Gas
Trespass (Past Incident)
Citizens' Online Reporting FAQ:
1. What do I do if online reporting is not right for me?
If your incident is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, call 956-548-7000.
2. When should I use online reporting?
Online reporting is not for incidents that are actively taking place. Online reporting is for the convenience of submitting a report for:
A past incident, a non-emergency incident
An incident where a life is not in danger
For documentation purposes
An incident that does not require immediate police presence.
3. Will my online report be reviewed the same day I submitted it?
No, online reports will be reviewed within a period of 3 to 5 days after being submitted.
4. What if the incident happened in another city? Can I file a report using this online police citizen reporting system?
No, If the incident took place outside of the City of Brownsville city limits, please contact the law enforcement entity for that city/jurisdiction.
5. What is a known suspect?
A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person that committed the offense. This field can also be used if you know where to find the person who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.
6. Why do I need an email address to submit a report online?
Your email address will help us communicate with you and provide you with a copy of the official report once your online report gets approved.
7. What does a "follow up" up mean in regards to my online report?
A follow up will be conducted if more information is required in order to accept your online report. This information may be requested via email, by a Brownsville Police Officer (or Investigator) in person or by phone when possible.
A follow up will also be necessary if your report will continues its course as a criminal investigation.
8. Can a report submitted online be rejected?
All online reports will be reviewed and may be rejected for several reasons. These reasons may include but are not limited to:
Lacking important information
The incident happened outside the City of Brownsville city limits
The incident reported is of an aggravated nature
You may refile a report by calling our non-emergency telephone number 956-548-7000, or visiting our Police Headquarters at 600 East Jackson Street and requesting to speak to a Police Officer in person.