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Forms & Permits

The San Diego Police Department has made available several forms for citizens to use to report specific crimes, request specific services, apply for a police ride-along and a variety of other purposes.

Also available are many permits for specific business activities, police-regulated businesses as well as alarm permit applications.

Any information you provide will be held in strict confidence by the San Diego Police Department, its agents and employees. It will be used solely for the purpose of processing your requests. It will not be sold, distributed or otherwise disclosed for commercial purposes. This information may be released to third parties only with your prior written consent.

Popular Forms

PDF icon Media Credential Application
This application should be used if you work for and provide service to only one media organization.

PDF icon Independent Media Credential Application
This application should be used if you are an independent, work for more than one organization as a freelancer.

PDF icon Ride Along Request Form
Use this form to request a ride along with a police officer in your neighborhood.

72-Hour Abandoned Vehicle Complaint Form
This online form should be used to report a vehicle that has been parked on a city street in the same location for more than three days (72 hours).

Additional forms and permits can be found in the right column by clicking on the appropriate links.*