Identity Theft can happen in an instant and it leaves the victim feeling helpless. You can immediately contact your financial institutions and begin the investigative process with them. You can also visit the Federal Trade Commission's website for helpful information. City Residents can contact the Police Department to file their report, even if the identity theft occurred in another state, and sometimes another country. If you are unsure on which course of action to take, please call the non-emergency line 703.385.7924 and an officer can assist you.