Police are asking central Albertans to report minor crimes online, if possible, to free up emergency call takers for more serious matters.
Alberta RCMP launched the online crime reporting platform in May. Since as of Nov. 30, there were over 780 reports submitted through online crime reporting.
All Albertans are encouraged to report eligible crimes (select property crimes under $5,000) online because it helps emergency call takers and frontline members focus their time on high-priority calls. It is also a convenient way to add reports and photos of your stolen or lost property.
More online reports have been made in urban areas, so rural residents are urged to consider making online reports whenever possible.
These reports assist police in crime analysis, trends and patterns, and help to lead investigators to chronic offenders. The also help police making decisions about how and where to deploy resources.
The RCMP states: “We are committed to providing the most effective, efficient policing possible and being responsive to the ever-changing policing needs in Alberta. Help us help you.” Report more serious crime and suspicious activity to your local RCMP detachment, or go online to report less serious property crimes at: https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/alberta/en