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**** Per LA R.S. 14:59 A(5) – It is unlawful to knowingly give any false report or complainant to any officer of the law relative to the commission of , or an attempt to commit a crime.

Please read below carefully to determine if our online reporting system is right for you. If it is, the system will allow you to submit a report immediately for review.

Filing Online

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

  • Did this incident occur outside of the City of Lafayette?

  • Yes No
  • Do you know the suspect?

  • Yes No
  • Was either your home or vehicle broken into?

  • Yes No
  • Were you phyiscally assaulted?

  • Yes No
  • Is there evidence that could lead to the identification of a suspect?

  • Yes No

If you answered NO to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered YES to any of the questions, you cannot use this system to file a report online. Please see our Online Reporting FAQ page to determine your options.

After Filing Online

Upon completion of our Online Reporting System process you will see:

  • "Your report has been submitted" showing that your report is complete.

  • You will be given a temporary case number.

  • Once the report has been reviewed by our officers, an approved permanent report number will be emailed to you.

*Review time will vary based on case load and the availability of Officers. It usually takes between 2-3 business days. Upon review, you may be contacted if further investigation of your case is needed. If a report is rejected during our online review process, you will receive an email detailing the reason for the rejection. Once approved your report will become a public record under the State of Louisiana Law. Filing a false police report is a crime and will be prosecuted.

By Clicking this checkbox you are in agreement that you understand all of the above statements and that your report meets the above guidelines.