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Reporting a Crime or Concern

There are several methods by which a citizen can report a crime or concern the Colorado Springs Police Department. The most frequently used are:

  1. Calling 911 - Emergency Use Only
  2. Calling 719-444-7000 - Non Emergency Line
  3. Online Reporting - Minor Crimes Only
  4. GoCOS! Online Reporting - Questions, requests, concerns
  5. Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers - Anonymous Reporting

Online Reporting

You can file a report online with CSPD for many minor crimes, including traffic accidents. 

After you file your report you will receive an automated email. Attached to the email will be a copy of your report with a temporary case number. This is not the official copy of the report. Once submitted, your report will be reviewed and one of the following things will occur. 

  1. Your report will be approved within 72 hours and a permanent case number will be assigned.
  2. You will be asked by email or phone to provide additional information before the report can be processed.
  3. Your report will be forwarded to an investigator for additional follow-up before approval.
  4. Your report will be rejected as ineligible for online reporting. You will be requested to contact CSPD and speak with an officer.

It is important to note that reports requiring additional information or referred to an investigator may take longer than 72 hours to approve. If you have any questions please call the online reporting unit at 719-444-7652. 

File a report online here.

GoCOS! Reporting

The City's new GoCOS! App is a new smartphone and web application that allows uses to report issues like potholes on city streets, damage to parks equipment, parking meter malfunctions, and numerous other non-criminal community issues to the correct department. GoCOS! allows community members to ask questions of city departments or city council. You can download the app for iPhone and Android users. Don't want to download the app? You can access all the same abilities on the website. Click below to file a concern or ask a question. 

GoCOS! Reporting

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers

The main objectives of Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers are to reduce the crime rate in the Pikes Peak Region, help law enforcement salve crimes, and bring fugitives to justice. The program pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects or wanted felons, the recovery of narcotics, stolen property, and cash. You report though crime stoppers a few ways. 

  1. Call the tip line at 719-634-STOP(7867) 
  2. Submit a tip online here.

You will be asked several questions, but you will NOT be asked for your name. You will be given a code number to uniquely identify your tip. Do NOT share your code number or tip information with anyone. 

Crime Stoppers posts reward eligible tip numbers in the weekly crime stoppers featured fugitives of the week article that appears every Monday in the local section of The Gazette and on the Wanted page of the website. 

How to Be A Good Witness

Want to learn tips on what to look for to help report crimes to law enforcement? You can schedule a "How to Be A Good Witness" presentation with a local crime prevention officer.

Learn how to schedule a class here.

You can also download the CSPD Crime Card, which walks you through the steps and information needed to accurately report a crime. 

Download the card here.