Online Reporting - Frequently Asked Questions


Q – Am I able to report lost licence plates or a stolen vehicle online?
A –  Lost or missing licence plates or Accessible Parking Permits no longer need to be reported to Waterloo Regional Police Service or other policing agencies. To report a lost or missing licence plate or Accessible Parking Permit, a vehicle/plate owner must now visit a ServiceOntario Retail Office. Appropriate forms will be made available at those locations. To report a stolen licence plate(s), the vehicle/plate owner is still required to report the incident to police and obtain the appropriate incident number. These types of incidents can be reported online. 

Q – Can I file a report for something that happened in another city or on a provincial highway?
A – No, for incidents that occurred outside Waterloo Region, or on a highway, please call the appropriate police service for that jurisdiction. For example, incidents occurring on Highway 85 and Highway 7/8 within Waterloo Region should be reported to the Ontario Provincial Police. The O.P.P. Cambridge detachment can be reached at (519) 654-0150. 

Q – What is a suspect?
A – A suspect is when you or someone else knows the person who allegedly committed the crime or knows the licence plate of the vehicle the suspects were in. A suspect may also be identified through video surveillance that you know exists. 

Q – Can I report a lost passport or other government issued ID online?
A – Lost or stolen drivers licence can be reported online but for all other types of ID you will need to speak with an officer for these reports.  Call (519) 653-7700 and ask to speak with a dispatcher for further direction.

Q – Am I able to advise that I have found property that I previously reported as stolen or lost online?
A – Yes, fill out a “supplemental report” and in the incident description, advise that you are reporting that you found property you previously reported as lost or stolen.

Q – In what languages can I submit a report?
A – Only English at this time 

Q – What kind of reports can I submit online?
A –        • Theft Under $5000
             • Theft from a Vehicle under $5000
             • Damage to Property under $5000
             • Damage to Vehicle under $5000
             • Lost property under $5000 

Q – Can I contact someone to provide feedback or report problems with the site?
A – You can email: onlinereporting@wrps.on.ca

 

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