If you have an emergency, please call 911
Using the online citizen report system allows you to submit a report immediately. Upon review and approval from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office you will be permitted to print the report for your records at no cost.
Please confirm the following to determine if the online citizen reporting process is right for you:
If all the above statements apply to your incident, you are ready to generate your report online.
You may have to turn off your pop-up blocking software before generating this report.
Upon completion of the report process you will:
Filing a false report under Section 37.08 is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine up to $2,000.
If you prefer a patrol response and it is not an emergency, please call 713-221-6000.
If the incident occurred inside the jurisdiction of any municipality or outside of Harris County, please contact the law enforcement agency for that city or county.
Using the Online Citizen Reporting System you can ONLY report the following incidents:
You may NOT use the online reporting system to report the following incidents:
If you have a webcam or mobile device, You can click the link below to submit your report directly to a deputy using video conferencing. The same restrictions for online reporting apply. You can connect Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm.
The Missing Persons/Runaways Section investigates cases involving missing persons, runaways and child custody. The majority of cases involving missing children ages 12 and under are investigated by the Homicide Unit.
The HCSO’s Been Missing page is established to allow the public to help investigators by viewing photos and personal information regarding persons missing from Harris County and to report sightings directly to the HCSO. The website contains information on the most recent reportings, news information, missing juveniles, children and adults, runaways and the unidentified.
To view photos of the most recent reportings or to provide a tip, click here.
To report a missing person or runaway, call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000. For children under 13 years of age, persons with special needs or other emergencies, dial 911. To assist with locating the missing person or runaway, please provide the investigator a recent photograph of the individual.
There is NO 24-hour waiting period required to report a person missing.
The Texas Legislature, recognizing the need for identification of victims of crime and citizens who suffer personal injury or death in the prevention of crime of the apprehension of criminals, established the CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION ACT to ease the financial and emotional burdens suffered by innocent victims.The Crime Victims Assistance Unit provides services such as Criminal Justice Support, assistance in applying for Crime Victim's compensation, legal aid and financial assistance. You can contact the Crime Victims Unit at (713) 274-9369. Other assistance can be found using the following links:
The driver of a motor vehicle involved in a crash not investigated by a law enforcement officer and resulting in injury of any person, or damage to the property of any one person, including himself, to any apparent extent of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) may complete a CR-2 form and maintain a copy for their records. The citizen no longer mails the form to Texas Department of Transportation.