Williams Lake RCMP launch Online Crime Reporting
2020-03-19 23:57 PDT
The Williams Lake RCMP launches an Online Crime Reporting tool available to the public on the Internet.
Online crime reporting will allow a person to report non-emergency crimes online to the police that do not require police attendance or follow up. This type of reporting has been successfully used by the RCMP in other jurisdictions and other police forces across the country.
The program allows for the reporting of incidents to the police, creation of file numbers for insurance purposes, and the sharing of information that the police can use to identify high crime areas for increased patrols. More importantly, it frees up time for front line personnel to respond to higher-priority calls and emergencies.
This online tool is user friendly, saves the complainant time as they do not have to call or attend the detachment, and a reference number is immediately issued for insurance purposes. This will be an improvement in service delivery as the police and call takers can now focus more of their time toward priority calls.
You can use Online Crime Reporting if:
- You have no witness nor suspect
- 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 car and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
- There are no items involving personal identity, firearms, license plates or decals
A typical online report will take fifteen minutes to complete. The report will require your name, address, phone number, and email address.
The Online Crime Reporting Tool can be access by the following links:
- Through the BC RCMP website bc.rcmp.ca/williamslake/report
- Williams Lake RCMP website www.williamslake.bc.rcmp.ca
- The City of Williams Lake official website at http://williamslake.ca/35/City-Services
If you have information regarding a crime you may also contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call 1-800-222-8477. Crime stoppers also subscribes to web tips at www.bccrimestopppers.com
Cst. Joel KoogerMedia Relations Officer
Wiliams Lake RCMP
williamslake.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
575 Borland St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R9
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