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File a Police Report Online


Welcome to the Federal Way Police Online Reporting System.

If this is an Emergency please call 911.

Using this system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the report for free. 

Please confirm the following to find out if online filing is right for you:

  • This is not an emergency
  • This is not an in-progress crime
  • This incident occurred within the Federal Way city limits
  • There is no known suspect or evidence that could lead to the identification of a suspect
  • This did not occur on a state freeway
  • You are the victim of the crime
  • You have a valid e-mail address
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at the following FAQ section.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Question: What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
Answer: If your incident is an emergency, call 911. If non-emergency call 253-835-2121.

Question: What if this happened in another city can I file a report using this system?
Answer: No, If a crime took place outside of the City of Federal Way please call the police department for that city or go to Valley Communications, for online links to nearby cities.

Question: What if this happened on a state Freeway?
Answer: If this took place on a state Freeway please call the Washington State Patrol Office nearest you.

Question: What is a known suspect?
Answer: A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.

Upon completion of this process you will:

  • See the words: "Your report has been submitted" showing that your report is complete.
  • Be given a temporary case number.
  • Be able to print a draft copy of the report to keep for your records.
  • Once the report is approved, a Federal Way case number and copy of report will be emailed.
  • Reports that do not meet the above online reporting requirements will be rejected.

Please Note:

  • Filing a false police report is a crime.
  • Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing your report.

Using the Federal Way Police Online Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one):


  • Lost Property
  • Theft from Vehicle
  • Identity Theft
  • Harassing Phone Call
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Hit & Run
  • Vehicle Tampering