Canyon Lake Police Department

The Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station serves the contract cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, and surrounding unincorporated areas of Riverside County. For more information, please go to
Welcome to the Canyon Lake Police Department Citizens Online Reporting System. If this is an emergency, please call 911. Using this online reporting system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.
Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:
    • This is not an Emergency?
    • This incident occurred within the Canyon Lake Police Department City limits?
    • There are No Known suspects?
    • This did not occur on a State Freeway?
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, 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 answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Reporting Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Upon completion of this report process you will:
    • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
    • Be given a police report case number.
    • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.
Please Note:
    • All cases filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
    • Upon review, if further investigation of your case is needed, you may be contacted.
    • Filing a false police report is a crime.
Using the Canyon Lake Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the incidents such as:
    • Accident and Hit and Run
Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page.  Please click on the link above to begin.  If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, please call the Canyon Lake Police Department (emergency 9-1-1; non-emergency 951-210-1000) to file your report.
  ONLINE REPORTING FAQ's                                                         
Q: What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
A: If your incident is an emergency, call 911.  If non-emergency call 951-210-1000.
Q: What if this happened in another city, can I file a report using this online reporting system?
A: No, if a crime took place outside of the City of Canyon Lake Police Department, please call the police department for that city.
Q: What if this happened on a state Freeway?
A: If this took place on a state Freeway please call the Highway Patrol Office nearest you.
Q: What is a known suspect?
A: A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person or where to find the person who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.
Law Enforcement in Riverside County
Riverside County stretches across Southern California from the Colorado River in the east to Norco, Corona, and Wildomar in the west. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department provides much of the region's law enforcement via ten Sheriff's Stations spread across the region. Many cities in the county contract with the Riverside Sheriff's Department for city police services. The City of Canyon Lake contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for police services. The contract provides for one deputy 24 hours per day.
About the Sheriff's Department
Riverside County, created in 1893 from portions of San Bernardino and San Diego counties, is the fourth-largest in the state of California by area, covering over 7,300 square miles. The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, with a staff of over 4,000 dedicated men and women, cover this expanse of southern California and are dedicated to serving the citizens of its communities with integrity, professionalism, leadership, and loyalty.