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Please fill out the form as completely and as accurately as possible. Please include detailed information, such as serial number, owner applied numbers or other markings, values for lost or damaged property. Also, include any partial information that you may have available. If you need to report more than one type of crime or multiple crimes, please send a separate online form for each event.
Online reports will be sent to the Crime Prevention Center located in Rimrock 2915 3 Avenue North electronically for review before a Case Report Number is assigned. The Case Report Number will be sent to you electronically or via the U.S. Postal Service, if an email address is not available once the case is reviewed. The Case Report Number will usually be sent to you within 72 hours of the time your report is submitted. If you would like a printed copy for your records, you will have to respond to the Billings Police Department located at 220 N. 27th Street Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. hours and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. on Saturday. Please bring proper photo identification or the police report can not be released.
This form should be used for:
1. Non-emergency type reports only2. Non-violent crimes (There was no force used and there were no injuries to anyone, and/or no weapons were involved.)3. Crimes in which the suspect is unknown.4. The types of crimes listed below only.
If this is an emergency or you are in danger call 9-1-1.
If the crime occurred at the Airport please contact Airport Police at (406) 657-8498.
If the crime occurred at Montana State University-Billings please contact Campus Police at (406) 657-2147.
If the crime occurred outside the city limits of Billings please contact Dispatch for non-emergencies at (406) 657-8200.
(1) A person commits an offense under this section if he knowingly: (a) gives false information to any law enforcement officer with the purpose to implicate another;
(b) reports to law enforcement authorities an offense or other incident within their concern knowing that it did not occur; or
(c) pretends to furnish such authorities with information relating to an offense or incident when he knows he has no information relating to such offense or incident.
(2) A person convicted under this section shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for any term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
History: En. by Sec. 1, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, .
I acknowledge that filing false police reports online or in person is a criminal offense punishable in a Montana Court of Law.*