North Vancouver RCMP launch online crime reporting
2020-02-06 16:10 PST
We’ve always welcomed new innovations. For example, when this:
was replaced with this:
we thought it was a bit of a step up!
And when we went from this:
well, we were sure happy to be a little less bulky (and more animal friendly!)
And so, when we learned we were going from this:
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we were very excited! And now it's here!
Online Crime Reporting
What is it?
It is a tool that allows users to report minor incidents online without calling the police.
Why is the RCMP doing it?
- To ensure frontline officers are focusing on priority public safety investigations
- To help supervisors to direct resources where they’re most needed
- To allow officers to focus on more proactive initiatives
- To responds to the community’s request for more modern, innovative and accessible services
- To increases the time available for officers to engage with the community
How does it work?
- Users start with an interactive map into which they enter the location of the incident
- Then, residents describe the type of incident they wish to report
- If the type of incident qualifies, then an email verification process begins
- After email verification, the user provides more detail about the incident
- The report is filed and the user is provided a file number
What types of reports are eligible?
You can use Online Crime Reporting if:
- You have lost something that costs less than $5000
- Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
- Someone has vandalized your property or vehicle and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
- The crime happened within the jurisdiction of the North Vancouver RCMP
You can not use Online Crime Reporting if:
- There is a witness or suspect
- There are lost or stolen items involving personal identity, firearms, license plates or decals
Which crimes are eligible for Online Reporting?
- Damage/mischief to any of your property valued under $5000
- Damage/mischief to your vehicle valued under $5000
- Hit and Run to your unoccupied vehicle or to your property
- Theft of your bike if it is valued under $5000
- Theft of other property valued under $5000
- Theft from your vehicle valued under $5000
- Lost property
What information will the RCMP need from users?
We will need your:
- Phone number
How long will it take?
A typical report will take 15 minutes to complete.
Here's a link to our Online Crime Reporting page. We hope this makes things easier for you!
Sgt. Peter DeVriesMedia Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
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