eREPORTS

Welcome to eReports, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System.

WARNING
DO NOT USE THIS SYSTEM IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.
IN ANY EMERGENCY CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
DO NOT USE eREPORTS IF YOU HAVE A KNOWN SUSPECT

eReports is designed to facilitate the routine reporting of criminal acts where there is no immediate threat to life or safety. eReports enables you to submit a report online. It is not designed to initiate a call for service, and a deputy will not be dispatched in response to your eReport.

If the presence of a deputy is needed or desired, DO NOT USE eReports. Call (850) 436-9620.

After calling this number, a deputy may be dispatched to your location based on workload and the severity of the call.

By following the link below, you are indicating that you have read and understand the above and you wish to proceed to file a report to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

I have read and understand the above, and want to proceed to eReports

To file an online report through eReports, you must have a valid email address. If you do not have an email address, you can contact the ECSO at 850-436-9630 and a deputy will assist you with your report.

If the crime you are reporting is occurring now, posing an immediate threat or someone is injured, DO NOT USE THIS SYSTEM and call 911 immediately.

Before using eReports, be aware that the incident that you are reporting must meet the following:

Only crimes that occur within the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction can be filed through eReports. If the incident occurred within the Pensacola city limits, please contact the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435-1900.

Currently, only the following crimes may be reported through ECSO eReports.

Incident Type – Lost Property
Definition – Property that is missing or lost.
Example – You left your wallet at a restaurant and when you returned you couldn’t find it.
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… –
You or a witness has information about a possible suspect.

Incident Type – Theft
Definition – Property is stolen, but there has been no illegal entry or physical force used by the suspect.
Examples – A bike is stolen from your front yard. Your purse is stolen from a restaurant or bar.
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… –
Your home, business or other building (shed, garage, etc) has been entered without your permission resulting in stolen property.
• Your vehicle is missing and you believe it has been stolen.
• The total value of items taken in the theft is more than $300.

Incident Type – Vandalism of Property
Definition – The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property.
Examples – Graffiti, Knocking over mailboxes, throwing rocks through windows, etc.
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… – 
The incident is in progress or just occurred within the last 5 minutes, or if a suspect is known. Call the ECSO at 850-436-9620.

Incident Type – Vandalism of Vehicle
Definition – Tampering with a motor vehicle.
Example – Damage to your vehicle; such as key marks, broken window, etc.
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… – 
The incident is in progress or just occurred within the last 5 minutes, or if a suspect is known. Call the ECSO at 850-436-9620.

Incident Type – Suspicious Activity Information
Definition – You see something suspicious or out of the ordinary.
Example – Strange vehicles that don’t belong in your neighborhood.
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… – 
The person or vehicle is at the location now.

Incident Type – Scam
Definition – You suffered a money or property loss due to a scam
Example – Someone calls and pretends to be a relative and asks you to send them money.
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… –
• The suspect is known or can be identified.
• You have supporting evidence or documentation to provide officers.

Incident Type – Harassing Phone Calls
Definition – Unwanted communication/ phone calls of an annoying or harassing nature.
Example
• Hang-ups
• Heavy Breathing
Do Not Use Online Reporting if… – You are able to provide a phone number for the suspect via Caller ID.

Once a report is approved by a supervisor, the report will be available for you. Please contact our Records Division by calling (850)436-9501.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
A: Using eReports to report an incident is optional. If you prefer, you may call and request a deputy file the report for you at any time. If the incident you are reporting is happening now or you have suspect information, call the ECSO Communications Division’s non-emergency line at (850)436-9620 and request a deputy come to your location.

Q: What should I do if I have technical difficulty using eReports?
A: You can still call the Sheriff’s Office at (850)436-9620 and request a deputy come to you and take your report.

Q: Can I report my lost or stolen prescription pills online?
A: No. The reporting of a controlled substance should be investigated by a deputy sheriff. Please call (850)436-9620.

Q: Can I report my lost or stolen firearm through eReports?
A: No. To report a lost or stolen firearm, call (850)436-9620.

Q: If I have suspect information and/or a description, or I know who committed the crime, can I file an eReport?
A: No. A deputy should be requested so that an investigation can be conducted and a report is completed by law enforcement.

Q: Should I file an online report is an incident is occurring or just occurred?
A: No. Call 911 if an there is an emergency. Non-emergencies can be reported at (850)436-9620 and a deputy will respond to the incident.

Q: Is online reporting an appropriate choice for reporting a wanted individual?
A: No. Please call (850)436-9620 to report the location of a wanted individual.

NOTICE: IT IS A CRIME TO FILE A FALSE POLICE REPORT. WHOEVER KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY GIVES FALSE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ALLEGED COMMISSION OF ANY CRIME MAY RESULTS IN THE REPORTING PARTY’S CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. REF. FLORIDA STATUTE 837.05- FALSE REPORTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Please disable any software that blocks “pop-ups” on your computer, as they may be necessary to successfully complete this report and receive a response from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Click Here to Read the ECSO Privacy Policy

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
Online Reporting System
Statement of Privacy

 The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting your privacy and offering technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of

Privacy applies to eReports, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System and governs data collection and usage. By using eReports, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 Police Reports Are Public Records
It is important to bear in mind that some of the information contained within a police report is a matter of public record and as such it must be disclosed upon request. However, the Escambia

County Sheriff’s Office does not release information that is exempt from public disclosure or that is confidential.

Collection of your Personal Information
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office collects the following types of information during online reporting:

  • Personal information such as e-mail address, name, home or work addresses or telephone number.
  • Anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, etc.

In addition, information about your computer hardware and software that can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of eReports.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office site, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Escambia County

Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office collects and uses your personal information to operate the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office eReports System. The Escambia County

Sheriff’s Office may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. The Escambia County Sheriff’s

Office does not sell, rent or lease its eReports user lists to third parties. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office website will disclose your personal information only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office; (b) protects and defends the rights or property of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the public.

Security of your Personal Information
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.