Monday, July 25, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


July 25, 2016 

CitizenOnline Crime Reporting System Expanded
In October 2012, the Winnipeg Police Service launched the Citizen Online Crime Reporting System, an online reporting system that allowed citizens to electronically report non-violent incidents involving no known suspects.

This included:

- Damage to Property
- Damage to Vehicle
- Theft
- Theft from Vehicle
- Lost Property

This initiative was part of the Service's Strategic Plan to improve public access to police processes through technological and electronic enhancements, and has proven to a be popular reporting option.

The CitizenOnline Crime Reporting System eases the amount of time victims of crime spend reporting incidents.  The system also provides the Service with better data for crime analysis and deployment of resources, and enables better management of call volumes through the Service's Communications Centre.

One of the early limitations to the reporting system was not being able to accept reports where physical evidence was present, including video evidence related to incidents. A recent upgrade now allows the acceptance of these reports.

In an effort to continuously improve the service provided to the citizens and businesses of Winnipeg, this is the first of a number of on-going improvements to the CitizenOnline Crime Reporting System.

Citizens can now make reports involving physical and video surveillance evidence.  This upgrade will benefit the citizens of Winnipeg, however, this improvement will have the greatest impact on our business community.  A report can now be completed immediately on line, and physical and video evidence can then be taken to the closest police Service Centre.

A soft launch of this upgrade was initiated over the past weekend to ensure technological changes functioned properly.  Effective today citizens can fully use the reporting system.

Online reporting does not replace traditional reporting. It is simply an enhancement providing an alternative for citizens and businesses.   

 

For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs


Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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