File a Police Report

The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Service Center is a fast, efficient way to file a police report. You can file a police report with the LMPD Service Center in two (2) ways, either by phone or online.

The LMPD Service Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Phone Reports

When you dial 502-574-5673, you will be connected to a trained professional reporting technician who will take your report. You will be given a police report number for your records.

The LMPD Service Center will take the following incident reports by phone:

  • Theft reports (except for thefts involving controlled substances)
  • Shoplifting incidents
  • Harassment and harassing communications (other than domestic violence)
  • Auto theft/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
  • Theft of motor vehicle registration plates and decals
  • Theft from vehicle
  • Theft of parts from vehicle
  • Crimes involving fraud, forgery, identity theft or criminal possession of a forged instrument
  • Criminal mischief
  • Lost or missing property
  • Missing person reports when the reporting party is a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker, youth center worker, or a professional at a listed youth care facility, the child is in the care/custody of the state, foster parent, or is missing from out of the area, except in cases where any suspicious or extraordinary circumstances
  • Any type of miscellaneous report (other than domestic violence)
  • Supplemental reports to previously reported incidents - unless it is a stolen controlled substance

Online Reports

If you have a valid email address, the incident happened in LMPD's jurisdiction and the suspect is not actively on scene, you can file a police report online. Just click here to go to the site.

The following reports can be submitted online:

  • Harassing communication
  • Identity theft
  • Lost property
  • Non-criminal charges
  • Supplemental reports
  • Theft
  • Theft of gas
  • Theft of mail
  • Vandalism
  • Theft of content from a motor vehicle

Pick Up a Report In Person 

Accident and incident reports are available for pick up at:
701 West Ormsby Avenue
Suite 001
Louisville, KY 40202

Reports can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Helpful Resources

If you do not know your incident or accident report number, you can email us for an Incident Report number or email us for an accident report number. We will look up your information and email it back to you.

Electronic Resources