Harrisburg Police Online Reporting System

The City of Harrisburg and the Bureau of Police are pleased to offer the Desk Officer Reporting System (DORS).

This online reporting system allows Citizens to report certain crimes without having to call 911, the Dauphin County Non-Emergency Number (717) 558-6936, or travel to the Bureau of Police. The report can be filed from a phone, computer, iPad, etc. This is a time saving experience for Citizens who do not have time to wait for a Police response and can be done 24 hours a day. DORS also increases the amount of time Officers have available to respond to in-progress calls, such as burglaries or traffic accidents.

The DORS report begins by answering a series of questions to ensure the incident can be reported online. If the report is not eligible for online reporting, the Citizen is prompted to report the crime in person or via a phone call.

Once a report is filled out online, DORS generates a temporary incident number, delivered via an email, until the report is reviewed and approved by a Patrol Officer. A Patrol Officer will review every report to ensure the correct information is included. If approved, DORS sends the complainant an email with the official incident number and the report is available in CODY, which is the police reporting system. If there is a lack of information in the report, the reviewing Officer may call the complainant to gather the necessary information. If the information is not received, or the report does not fit the criteria to be filed online, an e-mail will be sent to the Citizen with the reason why the report was not accepted.

Types of crimes that can be reported on DORS:

Bad Checks
Criminal Mischief
Dumping/Scattering Rubbish
Harassment by Communication
Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash
Identity Theft
Lost Dogs/Cats
Lost Property
Private Lot Towed Vehicles
Repossessed Motor Vehicles
Theft from Auto
Traffic Complaint

There are several ways to access DORS. The easiest way is to view the QR code using your cellular phone’s camera and the code will open a link to DORS. Please see the attached flyer for the code.  

The QR Code will take you directly to the City of Harrisburg website where there is a tab labelled DESK OFFICER REPORT SYSTEM – CREATE REPORT. The first step in the reporting process is to answer a short series of questions to ensure your specific circumstances qualify for an online report. As you complete a series of screens, you are creating the report. The person reporting the incident will have to complete a short narrative to explain what occurred and then submit the report.

If you are accessing DORS from a computer, here is the link to the DORS site: https://harrisburgpa.gov/bureau-of-police/police-online-reporting/

Quick Connect setup. DORS has the ability to send you a text message with a link directly to the DORS site.

The Quick Connect phone number is: 833-290-3184. The Bureau of Police is working with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to offer the online reporting in Spanish.

Harrisburg Bureau of Police