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  • ABC Establishment Citizen Complaint Form
    An ABC licensed establishment represents any business licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. This complaint form provides a means for reporting criminal activity and/or a nuisance related to an ABC licensed establishment. Fill out as much information about the nature of the situation as possible, and then submit the form online via the "submit" button at the bottom of the form. It will be routed to a representative in the Police Department's Vice Unit for review and response as appropriate.
  • Citizens' Online Police Reporting / Sistema de Informes Policia
    The Citizens' Online Police Reporting system allows you to report some non-emergency crimes online and print a copy for your records.
  • Citizen Request Form
    The Citizen Request form provides a means for requesting additional patrol services and/or to report narcotic activity in a particular neighborhood. Fill out as much information about the nature of the situation as possible, and then submit the form online via the "submit" button at the bottom of the form. It will be routed to a representative in the Police Department for review and response as appropriate.
  • PDF icon Trespass Authorization/Letter of Agency Form 
    This form allows the San Diego Police Department to act as the agent for the owner of private property for purposes of enforcing laws against any person(s) found on the property without the owner's consent or without lawful purpose. This is an extremely useful tool and is strongly recommended for vacant properties, vacant lots, businesses or any properties upon which public nuisance activity and/or crime problems, including transient activity, drug activity, prostitution, graffiti or general trespass are occurring. This form must be renewed every 12 months to be effective per Penal Code section 602. Please submit the completed form via email or to your neighborhood police station.

    In conjunction with this form, it is strongly suggested, although not required, that the property be posted with a sign indicating:

    • a Letter of Agency has been filed with the San Diego Police Department;
    • the address of the property;
    • the words "No Trespassing"; and
    • who the property is managed by and/or who to call to report problems or concerns.

    The sign should be no less than 18" X 24", ideally have a font legible from the nearest public street and not be readily accessible to vandals. Signs should be evenly spaced throughout the surrounding property boundaries covered by the Letter of Agency. PDF icon View a Sample Sign .

    *Important Note: A sign indicating a Letter of Agency is on file with SDPD including the address of the property is necessary in order for SDPD to confirm the validity of the Letter of Agency and respond accordingly.

  • PDF icon Media ID Application   *Please use Internet Explorer when filling out this form
    This application should be used if you work for and provide service to only one media organization.
  • PDF icon Ride Along Request Form
    Use this form to request a ride along with a police officer in your neighborhood.
  • PDF icon Vacation House Check
    Please fill out this form and return it to your nearest SDPD Division. View a list of Divisions.
  • Vehicle Violations

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