Online Police Reporting: Report a Sexual Assault
How do I report a Sexual Assault ONLINE?
Using the online police report system allows you to submit a report immediately. Please confirm the following to find out if an online report is right for you.
- You are not in any immediate danger, or the incident did not just occur.
- There is no evidence that may be lost, such as DNA (blood, semen, saliva, etc.). Evidence is not required to report a sexual assault.
- You have a private e-mail address that the suspect does not have access to.
You should NOT file an online report if any of the following is true:
- You are in danger - If so, call 9-1-1
- The offence has just happened or the suspect is nearby
- This is related to any form of personal violence including domestic assault where you are injured or require medical attention
- Your e-mail is not secure or is shared
If you answered yes to any of these points, please call the Windsor Police non-emergency number at 519-258-6111, or attend Windsor Police Headquarters in person to have an officer take your report. If it is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
If your incident qualifies for an online report we require the following:
- The report must be filed by the victim, parent/guardian, or support person of the victim
- You must have a valid e-mail address
- You must be 16 years or older at the time of reporting
Once you have provided the required information, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you have any questions please look at our Sexual Assault Online Reporting Frequently Asked Questions.
- All cases filed using the Online Reporting System will be reviewed within 7 days
- Upon review, you will be contacted by a Sexual Assault Investigator (if you have requested this when filing your report).
- Filing a false police report is a crime.
Once you complete your online report the following will occur:
- You will see the words: "Your online police report has been submitted". This indicates that your report was successfully submitted.
- You will be given a temporary police report number.
- You will be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records
- Once processed, you will receive a permanent police report number that replaces the temporary one.