Peterborough Police have great online services on their website that allow the community to access a wide range of police-related services easily. Here are some of them below...
REPORT A NON-EMERGENCY CRIME
If you would like to report a non-emergency crime, you can do so here. Types of non-emergency crimes that can be reported via their online system include:
-> Theft under $5,000
-> Theft from vehicle
-> Fraud scams
-> Damage to vehicle
-> Damage to property
-> Lost property
REQUEST A RECORD CHECK
If you live within the jurisdiction policed by their Service (City of Peterborough, Ward of Lakefield, Township of Cavan Monaghan), you can request a record check online here.
Completed record checks can be picked up in the main lobby of the Peterborough Police Station (500 Water Street), or the record check can also be mailed to the applicant.
REQUEST A BICYCLE LICENSE
This free service is meant to safeguard your bicycle and increase the chances of having your bicycle returned to you if it is lost or stolen. You can either register for a bicycle license in-person at one of their police stations (500 Water Street, Peterborough or 12 Queen Street, Lakefield) or online here.
In order to register online, you must first obtain a licence sticker. Licence stickers can be obtained at bicycle retailers or at the front counter of the Peterborough Police Service headquarters at any time, 365 days a year. Their station in Lakefield may have more restricted hours. If you wish to register in person, you will need to bring your bicycle information.
REQUEST A HOMEGUARD INSPECTION
The Homeguard Inspection Program is a community-based crime prevention initiative of their Auxiliary officers. This program allows community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity.
Members of the Auxiliary Unit attend a person’s home and conduct a free home security audit. They inspect windows, doors, and the exterior of the home. A written report is provided to the homeowner detailing potential improvements, for maximum safety.
Officers often recommend Homeguard Inspections to victims of break and enter or domestic violence, but anyone can request an inspection. Homeguard is meant to help residents improve home security and prevent break-ins and thefts at their home. For more information, go here.