Online Reporting

On-Line Reporting (Overview)

In an effort to streamline the reporting process and provide more efficient service to Saginaw residents, businesses and our visitors, the Saginaw Police Department has installed an online report system. Reports are submitted via a secure socket layer (SSL) connection. In addition, personal information is encrypted at time of submission. This system will allow the public to use the Internet to report:

  • Lost property
  • Theft
  • Vehicle burglary
  • Harassing phone calls
  • Criminal Mischief (vandalism)
  • Hit and run accidents (non-injury only)
  • Stolen checks
  • Stolen credit cards
  • Gas drive-offs

The online system should only be used for non-emergency incidents occurring within the city limits of Saginaw, Texas.

All reports filed online will be reviewed by police personnel. If further investigation of an online report is required, or if we need more information, you may be contacted by a police officer. It is very important to include contact information (e.g., phone numbers, email address)

We offer an Initial Report to file a report (Please read the instructions below before filing a report.)

We also offer a Follow-up Report for persons who have already filed a police report (online or with an officer) and need to add additional information. 

If mailing the follow-up report, print the form (front and back) on one page and tape closed, or place in an envelope for delivery.

--- WARNING ---


Texas Penal Code Section 37.08 states,

(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to deceive, he knowingly makes a false statement that is material to a criminal investigation and makes the statement to:

(1) a peace officer conducting the investigation; or

(2) any employee of (the investigating) agency.

(b) In this section, "law enforcement agency" has the meaning assigned by Article 59.01, Code of Criminal Procedure.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.

On-Line Reporting (Instructions)

This section contains specific instructions on how to complete the Online Police Report. Most of the boxes on the report form are self explanatory. Please complete all fields that apply to the incident, much of the information that you provide is used in preparing crime statistics. As with other documents, an online report submitted to our agency is subject to public information requests.


  • You CANNOT use this on-line form to report:
  • Any type of violent crime, including: personal assault, robbery, etc.
  • Any type of sex crime, including: rape, sexual assault, etc.
  • Any type of stolen vehicle, including: trucks, cars, trailers, motorcycles, etc.
  • Any lost/stolen license plates.
  • Any type of traffic accident, whether there was an injury or not.
  • Any type of court order violation such as violation of restraining order, violation of child custody order, etc.
  • Lost Cell Phones (If you have lost your cell phone you should make a claim with your cell phone service provider. Any reports received concerning lost cell phones will not be assigned a report number and will be removed from our database.)
  • You CAN use this on-line form to report:
  • Criminal mischief (vandalism)
  • Thefts from a vehicle
  • Theft (general)
  • Lost property
  • Stolen checks
  • Stolen credit cards
  • Gas drive off
  • Hit and run (no injury)
  • Burglary of a house, garage or business
  • Fraudulent use of lost or stolen credit cards, checks, etc.

Incidents submitted on-line are reviewed to ensure that a crime has been committed before a report number is assigned. If it is determined that a crime has not been committed, a report number will not be assigned. If the incident is classified as a crime and assigned a report number, the report will generally mailed to you 10-14 business days after being submitted on-line. If you are reporting an incident that is not classified as a crime, you will be mailed a copy of the incident.



If you are not sure about what information is required, please refer back to this page. You can navigate from field to field by hitting the tab key - don't use the Enter key on your keyboard until you are ready to send your report. You may, however, use the Enter key when typing the narrative about what occurred.


Classification - What type of crime are you reporting?Currently, you may only report the following incident types: (Pick the category that best describes the incident that you are reporting)

  • Theft - The unlawful taking of the personal property of another.
  • Vandalism - Malicious mischief or damage done to your property.
  • Car Burglary - Someone enters a locked vehicle and removes property.
  • Lost Property - Property that is missing and it is not known if the property was taken or lost.
  • Harassing Phone Calls - Immediate hang-ups, obscene language, etc.
  • Burglary of Home or Business - Intentional illegal entering of a structure to take property of another.
  • Financial Crime - theft or fraudulent use of checks, credit cards, or fraudulent use of your identity
  • Other - Crimes that do not fit any of these categories, but do NOT involve any kind of violence or personal attack.

What are the victim's first, middle and last names? (Required)
If you are the victim, complete the information as appropriate. If you are reporting this incident on behalf of a child, use your information here, but include their information in the narrative section. If the victim of a crime is a business, provide your information, but indicate that the victim is a business in the narrative section. Include the business name.

What is the victim's gender? (Required)
Male or Female.

What is the victim's birth date? (Required)
Please enter the victim's birth date in the form "mm/dd/yyyy".

What is the victim's address? (Required)
Please list the actual mailing address of the victim of the crime - not the location where the incident occurred. If the victim utilizes a Post Office Box for receiving mail, the actual street address of the victim should be entered.

What are the victim's phone numbers and email addresses?
Please enter a valid phone number or numbers. If the victim is a business, only a business number needs to be entered. In similar fashion, the e-mail address should be that of the actual victim. If a business is the victim and it has no e-mail address, you should enter your e-mail address (as the reporting person).

When did this incident occur? (Date and Time)
If you know the specific date of the incident, enter that date using the following format: mm/dd/yyyy. If the incident occurred over a period of time you may bracket the date in the following format: mm/dd - mm/dd/yyyy. You may also enter a time range, or "Unknown." If you don't know what time the incident occurred. You may also enter "daytime" or "nighttime."

What is the address or specific location of the incident? (Required)
List the address of the location of the incident that you are reporting. If you do not know the address, you may describe the location by name if that location is a commonly recognized landmark. If the crime occurred at a residence, list the address of that residence. If the incident occurred along a street, you may give the nearest cross streets as the location. We must have an exact location of some kind to accept your crime report (you cannot just say "K Street").

Please provide a brief description of the incident:
This is a free form box in which you can type a brief explanation of what happened. Please be brief and to the point but give us enough information so that we can tell exactly what happened. An example of a good description would be: "I went to the grocery store at approximately 1:30pm. My car was left unattended in the store parking lot for approximately 30 minutes. When I came out I noticed that the left rear tire had been slashed". A bad example would be: "Someone slashed my tire."

Damaged items?
Include the items description and a fair market value for repair or replacement.

Include how the item was damaged (if known).

When did you last know the item(s) was/were free of damage?
List date and time if known.

When did you discover the damage?
List date and time if known.

What was stolen or lost?
List the items stolen or lost. If this section is not applicable, enter N/A in the blocks.

Description(s) of property:
There are certain pieces of information that are needed when describing property that has been stolen or lost. Enter the data in the labeled columns. If you do not know the information for a category, enter "Unknown". To enter a second item, hit the tab key to repeat the process in the next row. If you need more space, please use the "More Property" button at the bottom of this section.

  • BICYCLES: Indicate whether boys or girls, speeds, wheel size, color and serial number.
  • CAMERAS: Indicate the size of the lens, flash attachments, color and any other accessories including the case description.
  • CELL PHONE/ PAGER: Include serial number's and phone number's of each. (List the phone number in the narrative section."
  • COMPUTERS: List each component separately, making sure to include all serial numbers and model numbers for each item
  • FIREARMS: Indicate the caliber, whether pistol, rifle or shotgun, whether bolt, semiautomatic, lever, pump, revolver or single shot and barrel length. Describe the gun finish (i.e.: blue, chrome, black), grips/stocks and any other accessories including holster and cases.
  • JEWELRY: Indicate type of metal (ex: gold, silver) size, type and number of stones (if any), whether man's, woman's, or child's jewelry and any inscriptions.
  • RADIOS: Indicate whether AM/FM radio, CD player, Tape player, Cassette Deck, Walkie-Talkie, size, and any additional features.
  • STEREO EQUIPMENT: List all components, speakers, headphones and the type of cabinet's. Attach pictures or drawings if available.
  • TELEVISIONS: Indicate whether color or black & white, screen size, console or portable.

When did you last know the item(s) was/were present?
List date and time if known.

When did you discover the item(s) missing?
List date and time if known.

Harassing calls.
Provide specific information as to times, what was said, number of calls, etc.

Do you have any suspects?
If yes, list all the information you know about the person(s). This can include (Name, Race, Sex, Date of Birth, Address, Telephone Number, etc.). Why are they a suspect?

Was there a vehicle involved?
If the crime occurred to a vehicle (such as vandalism), there is a suspect vehicle, a theft occurred from a vehicle, or parts were taken off of the vehicle, please complete the appropriate fields. If the vehicle involved is yours, you MUST include the license plate number.

Type your name to indicate your signature and confirmation that this is a true and accurate report. Submitting a false report is punishable as a crime under the Texas Penal Code.

Send Report/ Reset:
When you have completed the report and are satisfied with its content, click on the submit button to send the report to the police department. Once the report has been submitted you should receive a message which confirms that the submission was successful.