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Police Forms

The information which 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.

  • 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, 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
    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 specific neighborhood. Fill out as much information about the nature of the situation as possible, 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 Financial Crime Report Form 
    Use this form to report financial crimes involving bad checks, credit cards, etc. Fill out the form on line, then print it out and mail it in according to the instructions on page one.
  • PDF icon Embezzlement Report Form 
    This form is made available to business owners who have had employee thefts involving the use of forged and/or altered records to facilitate the theft.
  • 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 SIX months in order to be effective per Penal Code section 602. Please submit the completed form 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:

    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.

    • 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.
  • PDF icon Media Identification Card Application 
    This application should be used if you work for and provide service to only one media organization.
  • PDF icon Media Identification Card for Independents Application 
    This application should be used if you are a freelancer who provides service to more than one media organization.
  • Police Permits and Licensing
    This web page provides a list of Police permits and licenses and links to new permit and renewal application forms.
  • Ride Along Request Form
    Use this form to request a ride along with a police officer in your neighborhood.
  • PDF icon Tobacco Retailer Police Permit 
    A police permit is required for all Tobacco Retailers in addition to the California State Board of Equalization Retailer's License. You are strongly encouraged to fill out the application on-line and print it out. Provide copies of all the required documents in person or mail to:

    San Diego Police Department
    Vice Permits & Licensing Unit
    1401 Broadway Street MS 724
    San Diego CA 92101-5729

    Any questions pertaining to the Tobacco Permit contact 619-531-2250.

  • PDF icon Tobacco Retailer Renewal Application 
    This application is used if you already have a current police permit for a Tobacco Retailer and you need to renew.
  • PDF icon Vacation House Check 
    Please fill out this form and return it to your nearest SDPD Division.

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