Nanaimo RCMP piloting new Online Crime Reporting tool
2019-11-19 12:51 PST
File # 2019 Online reporting
The Nanaimo RCMP is launching a new online crime reporting tool which will allow citizens to report select non-emergency crimes. This is part of a pilot project for the BC RCMP’s new Online Crime Reporting tool which also includes detachments in Kelowna, Richmond, Ridge Meadows, Surrey and now, Nanaimo. The online reporting for the Nanaimo detachment is expected to be launched in the first week of December 2019.
Online Crime Reporting provides an alternate way for citizens to report less serious crimes at www.nanaimorcmp.ca/report . Citizens with a valid email address can report less serious crimes that occurred in Nanaimo, where there is no suspect or witness and follow up by a police officer is not required. Specifically, residents will be able to report the following crimes online:
- Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
- Damage/mischief to a vehicle under $5,000
- Hit and run to an unoccupied vehicle or property
- Theft of bicycle under $5,000
- Theft under $5,000
- Theft from vehicle under $5,000
- Lost property
In addition to providing a more convenient way for residents to make a report, this new tool will also allow call takers and frontline personnel to focus on higher priority calls, which will improve overall safety and response times in the city.
Crime reports from the public are an essential part of determining how our policing resources are deployed in the city, says Superintendent Cameron Miller, Officer in Charge of the Nanaimo RCMP detachment.
This additional reporting tool will enhance our service delivery to residents of Nanaimo by making it more convenient to report less serious crimes, while allowing police to focus on emergency calls for service.
Make a report using the Online Crime Reporting tool.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
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