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RCMP launches on-line crime reporting

Fort Macleod and district residents are urged to use a new on-line crime reporting tool to help the RCMP

The RCMP last week launched the system that allows people to report select property crimes on-line at https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/alberta.

The tool allows the public to report select crime types in whatever way is most convenient or accessible to them.

“The Alberta RCMP is always looking for new opportunities to modernize and streamline our services for all Albertans – no matter where they live in the province,” said Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, commanding officer of Alberta RCMP.

“On-line crime reporting is accessible and convenient, and will help us capture more intelligence when it comes to property crime occurring in all of the communities we serve. Offering a contactless service is also vital in these times when physical distancing is so important.”

A goal for the RCMP is to make sure all crime is reported, no matter how small.

This provides the most accurate crime data and allows resources to be deployed in the areas that need it most.

People can report the following crimes on-line:
• Damage or mischief to property under $5,000.
• Theft of bicycle under $5,000.
• Theft under $5,000.
• Theft from vehicle under $5,000.
• Lost property.

Incidents must also satisfy the following conditions to be reported on-line:
• No witnesses or suspects.
• Items lost or stolen must cost less than $5,000.
• Vandalized property will cost less than $5,000 to repair.
• There are no items involving personal identity, firearms, licence plates or decals.

All crimes reported on-line will be followed up with a phone call from a police officer within five business days.

This initiative was piloted in Airdrie, Banff, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie, Red Deer and Strathcona County.

Reporting less serious crime on-line helps emergency call takers and frontline members focus their time on high-priority calls.

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