Harrisburg Police Online Reporting System


The City of Harrisburg and the Police Bureau are pleased to announce the availability of the online reporting system, officially known as the Desktop Officer Reporting System, or DORS. The system will be available and operational from December 1, 2021. DORS was designed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions and modified for use by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. The online reporting system works with the Bureau of Police’s case management system, CODY, and generates a report without having to speak to a patrol officer.

This online reporting system allows citizens to report certain crimes without having to call 911, Dauphin County’s non-urgent number (717) 558-6900 or go to the police station to report a crime or nuisance. The report can be filed from a phone, computer, iPad, etc. This can be a real time saving experience for a citizen who does not have the time to wait for a response from the police and can be done 24 hours a day. SOR also potentially increases the time officers have to respond. calls in progress, such as a burglary or traffic accident.

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

Once a report is completed online, DORS generates a temporary incident number, emailed to it, until the report is reviewed and approved by a patrol officer. A patrol officer will review each report to ensure that the correct information is there. If approved, DORS sends the complainant an email with the official CODY incident number and the report is available in the CODY system. If there is a lack of information in the report, the review officer can call the complainant to collect the necessary information or reject the report, which generates an email to the citizen with a reason why the report does not. was not accepted.

The types of crimes that can be reported on DORS:

Bounced checks

Criminal mischief

Garbage dumping / scattering



Communication harassment

Hit and run motor vehicle accident

Identity theft

Lost dogs / cats

Objects found

Vehicles towed on private land

Returned motor vehicles


Auto theft

Traffic complaint

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

The QR code will take you directly to the City of Harrisburg website where there is a tab titled OFFICE OFFICER REPORT SYSTEM – CREATE A REPORT. The first step in the reporting process is to answer a short series of questions to make sure your particular situation qualifies for an online report. As you complete a series of screens, you create the report. The person reporting the incident will need to complete a short story to explain what happened 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 connection setup. DORS has the option of sending you a text message with a link directly to the DORS site. The Quick Connect phone number is: 833-290-3184.

The Police Office is working with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to offer online reporting in Spanish. Development will take some time, but this functionality will be added to the site as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Harrisburg Bureau of Police Desktop Officer Reporting System, you can email us at: [email protected]


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