- File a report in person
- File a report over the phone
- File a report online
Step 1: Locate Nearest Department
You should file a police report with the nearest, appropriate law enforcement agency. If you live within city limits, your local police department is the proper authority to file a report with. If you live outside established city limits, the local sheriff’s department may have jurisdiction. You can locate the proper department by conducting an online search or calling 311 (information), if that service is available in your area.
Step 2: Provide Detailed Information
Whether you file a report in person, over the phone, or online, make sure that you provide as much detail about the incident as possible. When it involves property loss or damage, make sure to provide relevant financial information as well.
Step 3: Obtain a Copy of the Report
When it comes to filing a claim with JM Bullion, we require a copy of the police report. If you filed a report in person, you can obtain a written copy immediately or get a case number and retrieve a copy of the report when it’s ready.
When you file a report on the phone or online, make sure to provide contact information such as a telephone number and email address so you can receive a copy of the report.
If you file a report online, you can often print a copy of your report instantly upon submitting the paperwork online. Additionally, you may find that some jurisdictions do not allow you to file a report over the phone. If you need further details on filing a report, you should call your local law enforcement department or 311 for assistance in starting your police report.