File a Non-Emergency Police Report
Welcome to the Honolulu Police Department’s Non-Emergency Citizens Online Police Reporting System.
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911
Using this Online Citizen Reporting system allows you to submit a non-emergency report for incidents that occurred on the island of Oahu only. If the incident happened anywhere other than the island of Oahu, contact the police department in that jurisdiction.
Please Read Before Proceeding
Confirm the following to find out if Citizens Online Police Report filing is right for you:
- Is this an emergency, or do you require an officer to respond?
- Did this incident occur somewhere other than the island of Oahu?
- Is the suspect there or known to you?
- Does this crime involve weapons (i.e. knives or guns)?
- Is an officer already on the scene?
- Are there any witnesses to the incident?
If you answered NO to all of the above questions, 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 YES to any of the questions, please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions tab above.
Upon completion of this report process:
- The report will be reviewed by a police officer. If your report is accepted, you will be given a police report number via email.
- If HPD needs further clarification for your report, an officer will contact you via email or phone. The caller ID will show (808) 768-0000. Please answer when called or be sure your voicemail can accept messages if you are unable to answer. This phone number does not accept calls or messages.
By clicking the link below, a list of reports that can be generated using the Honolulu Police Department‘s Citizen Reporting System will show up. Please review the entire list with definitions and examples. If your incident is not listed in the Incident Type list, please call 911 to file your report. Click HERE to go to the Citizens Reporting portal.
Due to public health concerns, all requests for copies of police reports and firearm transactions shall be by appointment only.
The Honolulu Police Department is committed to doing our part in ensuring the health and safety of all members of our community.
Most reports are releasable to individuals when certain conditions are met in accordance to the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 92F. The Records and Identification Division (R&ID) does not provide routine assistance with personal research matters or academic research projects.
You can request a copy of a police report in person at the Honolulu Police Department, Records and Identification Division, 801 S. Beretania Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Records Division is closed on weekends and State/Federal holidays. Generally, most police reports are releasable once all investigative processes have been completed and the case has been closed.
Requests for police reports may take up to ten business days to be fulfilled by the Records and Identification Division.
Redacted Police Reports
To prevent unwarranted invasion of personal privacy in accordance with the UIPA of the HRS chapter 92F-13, all report copies released to individuals will have personal information such as names, home address, social security numbers, date of birth and telephone numbers redacted (blacked out).
Requesting a Police Report by Mail
If you want to request a copy of a police report by mail, you must mail your written request to:
Honolulu Police Department
ATTN: Records Division
801 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Your written request should include the following:
- The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant/victim/involved party.
- Police report number.
- Type of report (MVC, Robbery, Assault, etc).
- The date and time of occurrence.
- The request letter MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTORIZED to confirm identification.
- A birth or death certificate from the involved party may be required if you are requesting as next of kin.
- A self-addressed stamped envelope with enough postage and large enough envelope to mail return your Police report (We do NOT fax or Email).
- Payment is required in the form of cash, check (payable to the City and County of Honolulu) or Cashier’s check.
The cost of a copy of a report in $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page. The cost of a verification letter is $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.
Prior to mailing in your request, please contact the Records Division at 808-723-3258 and have your report number ready for fee information. Reports will not be mailed out until the required documents and fee(s)for producing a copy of the requested report(s) have been received.
To obtain a copy of a report, you must provide the following Information:
- The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant / victim / involved party.
- Police report number, if known.
- Type of report, (Robbery, Assault etc.)
- The date/time of occurrence.
- The request letter needs to be notarized to confirm identification.
- A birth or death certificate from the involved party may be needed.
The cost of a copy of a report is $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.
Motor Vehicle Collision Reports (Traffic Accident)
Most Motor vehicle collision reports (MVC) are available 7 days after the accident. The cost of a copy of a MVC report is $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page.
All medical reports and criminal reports involving juveniles are considered confidential and require a subpoena or court order for release.
If a report is not releasable, Complainants, victims, witnesses or an authorized representative in a criminal report may obtain a letter of verification stating that a report has been filed. The cost of a verification letter per report is $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 each additional page.
All prison correspondences must go through the requestor’s legal representative or the public defenders office.
Clearance Letter and Criminal Background Checks (abstract)
The Honolulu Police Department does not provide clearance letters or criminal abstracts for individuals. The Honolulu Police Department only conducts background checks for police officer applicants. For an official summary of your arrest record, please contact the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Kekuanao’a Building (Corner of King St. & Punchbowl St.) 465 S. King Street Room 102, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 or call (808) 587-3279.
For more information contact the Records and Identification Division at (808) 723-3258.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When should I use 911 vs. Online Reporting?
Call 911 when the incident you are reporting is in progress and the on-site presence of a police officer is necessary to help resolve the matter (e.g. burglary in progress, incident involving injuries, quieting loud neighbors, etc.)
Additionally, if an officer is already present at the scene, you know the identity of the suspect(s) involved, there are witnesses to the incident, or a weapon, such as a knife or a gun, is involved, do not report online.
Also, please contact the law enforcement agency where the incident occurred, if the incident occurred outside of the island of Oahu.
What happens when I submit an Online Report?
When a report is submitted via the Online Reporting portal, an email confirming your submission will be sent to you. The report is assigned a tracking number and is reviewed by a police officer. If your report is accepted, you will be given an HPD police report number via email.
The Online Reporting portal is staffed Monday through Friday, excluding most holidays. Please allow up to 2 business days for the completion of your police report. To avoid confusion, we ask that you only report once. If you have reported your incident via the Online Reporting portal, please do not report elsewhere.
Do I need to give my name in order to make a police report online?
Yes, anonymous reporting is not an option with the Online Reporting system. Your name, email address, and phone number are required to report online. However, you are not required to register on the site or is it necessary to download an application. Additionally, the portal can be accessed via computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Can I access the Online Reporting portal from my phone?
Yes, the site can be accessed from your computer, a tablet, or a mobile device.
Can I report a crime that occurred on Oahu when if I’m not currently on the island?
If you are not currently on the island of O’ahu and wish to initiate a police report concerning an incident that occurred on the island of O’ahu, you should contact the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction in your present location. That agency may contact the Honolulu Police Department for assistance.
You may initiate an online police report if your local law enforcement agency is not able to assist you with your request. Click on the above “Make a Report” tab for additional information.
When I turn 18 are my criminal records are closed?
You will need to contact Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Kekuanao’a Bldg. 465 South King St., Room 101, (808)587-3279 for information regarding your juvenile records.