File a Police Report

Emergency or Non-Emergency Reports
Welcome to the Sterling Heights 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. Please confirm the
following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:
  • This is not an emergency.
  • There are no injuries.
  • There are no known suspects.
  • This incident occurred within the Sterling Heights City limits.
  • There is no evidence to collect at the incident location.
  • There are no witnesses to the incident.
Online Reports
If your incident meets the criteria above, 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
Please Note
  • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Upon successful completion of your online report, it will be made available for purchase at the Sterling Heights Police Department Records counter located on the 2nd floor between the hours of Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime and will be investigated by our police department.
Types of Incidents
Using the Sterling Heights Police Department Online Citizen Reporting System you can report a variety of incidents including but not limited to the following:
  • Family or Business Disputes
  • Lost Property
  • Neighborhood Problems
  • Property Damage
  • Simple Threats / Harassment
  • Suspicious Activity
  • Theft of Gasoline
  • Traffic Complaints
Fill Out an Online Police Report
Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the Select Incident page.

For More Information
If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, please call the Sterling Heights Police Department. If it is an emergency, please call 911. If it is an non-emergency, please call 586-446-2800 to file your report.