Police Encourage Public To Utilize Online Reporting System For Non-Emergency Crimes

The Peterborough Police Service offers an online reporting system for non-emergency crimes.

Crimes that can be reported via their online system include the following:
 
-> Theft under $5,000
-> Fraud scams
-> Theft from vehicle
-> Damage to vehicle
-> Lost property
-> Damage to property

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"People are using the system and with more public awareness, hopefully we can increase the number of people using it," Peterborough Police Communications Coordinator Lauren Gilchrist tells PTBOCanada.

Some stats on recent reports filed online:

 
September -> 30 people filed online
October -> 36
November -> 25
December -> 25
January -> 10 online reports so far

To understand more about Peterborough Police's online reporting sytem, check out their informative "Incident Stream" breakdown here.

Those wishing to report a non-emergency crime can also call their Alternative Response Unit (ARU) Desk 24/7 at 705-876-1122 ext. 274. In an emergency, always call 9-1-1.

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