Ridge Meadows RCMP launch online reporting
2019-06-26 09:21 PDT
File # Public Advisory
Maple Ridge, B.C. – The Ridge Meadows RCMP is partaking in a pilot project for a new Online Crime Reporting tool.
Starting today, June 26, citizens of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be able to make online reports of crimes that fall within a certain criteria, particularly crimes where no suspects or witnesses were/are present and no police presence is required. Examples of incidents which can be reported through the new online tool include;
- Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
- Damage/mischief to a vehicle under $5,000
- Hit and run to an unoccupied vehicle or property
- Theft of bicycle under $5,000
- Theft under $5,000
- Theft from vehicle under $5,000
- Lost property
One of the ways police learn where to concentrate our resources is to hear directly from our citizens, states Superintendent Jennifer Hyland.
Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors, not all crimes get reported. This new online crime reporting tool not only provides a convenient way for residents to make a report and help paint the bigger picture but it will allow frontline police officers to focus on emergency calls for service and significant high target investigations.
Hyland further states,
This is something our communities have been wanting and I think they will be very engaged and excited to be part of this pilot project.
The link to our new Online Crime Reporting tool can be found on our Report a Crime page.
For more information on the pilot program see the BC RCMP release.
Superintendent Jennifer Hyland
Ridge Meadows RCMP
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