RPD Launches New Online Crime Reporting

On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, the Raleigh Police Department will introduce its new crime reporting system that will allow people to file certain non-emergency police reports online.

The service enables members of the community to complete an online form to report six types of non-emergency crimes. Users navigate to the City of Raleigh home page at www.raleighnc.gov, select “Police Department” from the list of departments and then scroll down to click on the “Report a Crime” link. Users then answer a short series of questions to determine if the crime they wish to report can be accepted through the online reporting service.

Eligible online reports include: damages to property; damages to vehicles; harassing phone calls; lost property; stolen property; and thefts from vehicles. Online reporting users will be able to print a temporary copy of their report immediately after it is submitted. Online submissions are reviewed by the department before a permanent report number is issued.

The online reporting system provides a convenient way to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer, and it increases police productivity by freeing officers to perform other law enforcement activities. In addition, users may find it is a more convenient way to file a police report needed for an insurance claim.

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