Police Reports

Request an Existing Police Report

To request an existing police report, please choose the appropriate category below:
Request an existing crime report
Request an accident report
Request a 911 recording

File an Online Report

If this is an emergency, do not file an online police report. Call 911 immediately.

Howard County Police now offer residents the convenience of filing an online police report for certain incidents: animal complaints, dumping complaints, harassing phone calls, identity theft, lost property, motor vehicle complaints, solicitor complaints, theft, theft from a shed or detached garage, theft from a vehicle, unauthorized use of vehicle, vandalism or vandalism to a motor vehicle.

To file a police report for any other type of incident, call 911 for emergencies or 410-313-2200 for non-emergencies.

Residents may file an online police report for the types of incidents listed above only if the following conditions are met:

  • There is no current emergency. If there is an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • The crime is not in progress. If a crime is in progress, call 911 for emergencies or 410-313-2200 for non-emergencies.
  • The incident has not already been reported by phone or in person to police. Do not file an online report if a report has been taken by phone or in person by a police officer.
  • The incident occurred more than 30 minutes ago. If an incident occurred fewer than 30 minutes ago, call 911 for emergencies or 410-313-2200 for non-emergencies.
  • The incident occurred in Howard County. If the incident happened outside of Howard County, call the police department in the city or county where the crime occurred.
  • There are no known suspects. Exceptions: Residents may file online police reports for harassing phone calls and unauthorized use of a vehicle whether or not the suspect is known. (A suspect is "known" if you or a witness knows the suspect or where to find him/her or knows the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect was in.)
  • There are no witnesses who observed the incident or who could provide information leading to the identity of the suspect