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Police Report - Making a Report

To improve customer service, the SPVM has put in place different ways for people to report an event through making a report.

For a number of minor offences such as theft in vehicles or mischief, people are asked to prepare an event report or have one taken by a police officer.

Report by phone

Making a report by phone is available in any of the following situations:

Theft

  • Theft in or on a vehicle
  • Purse snatching (without violence), bicycle theft, petty larceny
  • Pickpocketing (on you, without your knowledge)

Mischief

  • Material damage

Lost item

  • Item was not stolen but you can no longer find it

People who wish to report this type of event may call 911. A police analysis agent will determine the nature of the event and if there is reason to pursue it. Then, it will be suggested that the person forward the information to the report filing centre (CRRÉ). The CRRÉ will make sure the person is contacted within 24 hours to complete the event report from 8 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week.

Report at the desk

People may also go to their local Police Station to make an event report. The 32 local police stations offer service at the desk. Their hours of operation are as follows:

  • In 31 local stations, the desk is open every day from 9 am to 7 pm
  • The two main stations in the downtown area (PDQ 20 and PDQ 22) are permanently open

Online Report

Online report

You can complete a police report online without having to go to the local station. If the misdemeanour did not take place in the Montréal Island area, you will have to consult the local police department. If there is a suspect or witness present, call 911.

Three types of reports may be done online 

Theft

  • Theft in or on a vehicle
  • Purse snatching (without violence), bicycle theft, petty larceny
  • Pickpocketing (on you, without your knowledge)

Mischief     

  • Material damage

Lost item

  • Item was not stolen but you can no longer find it

Submitting an online police report

After completing your report, you submit it online and a temporary number will be automatically assigned to you and sent by email (all communication will be done by email). Your report will be reviewed and if any changes are required, a change form will be sent to you. Once the report is corrected and approved, you will receive an official event number by email, as well as a PDF copy of the report.

Make sure you have a valid email address as well as the date and location of the crime and information on the vehicle involved, if applicable.

If you meet these criteria and the type of incident that occurred appears on the list above, you may file your report.

Submitting a false report is considered a criminal offence subject to prosecution. (public mischief: Section 140 of the Criminal Code)

Confidentiality

The information contained in the forms that you will complete (directly online) will be handled confidentially in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (S.C. 2000, c. 5) and the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information (R.S.Q., c. A-2.1).

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Report at a mobile desk

At celebratory events – neighbourhood events, festivals, sporting and cultural events etc. – or in a targeted area, incident reports may be taken directly on-site, in a specially equipped and identified SPVM vehicle. In addition to increasing police presence in certain targeted areas, this mobile desk provides an additional local service to the population, which facilitates report-taking for minor offences. 


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