The Saskatchewan RCMP have launched a new online platform for people to report crime.
The Online Crime Reporting tool will give residents the chance to report select crimes on their computer or phone.
RCMP Spokesperson Mandy Maier says the new platform will allow people report crime rather easily.
“Online Crime Reporting is being introduced to make sure that people can report crime in a way that is convenient and accessible for them,” said Maier. “It’s really great that we can offer this as a way that the public can report crime to our detachments.”
Crimes that can be reported online include mischief, bike theft, theft, lost or found property, and damage to a vehicle.
Maier says by having this platform available, police will be able to have a clearer picture of crime patterns in the area.
“Some people may feel that it might be bothersome to come into the detachment to report some crime, that is not the case,” said Maier. “We want all crime to be reported to give us a bigger picture of what’s happening in our detachment areas.”
The program has been operating in Swift Current, Yorkton, Kindersley, Melfort, Humboldt, and Spiritwood since early February, but Maier says the RCMP is excited to launch it province-wide.
“We’re really excited to launch this new tool because it’s a new way, it’s a modern way, it’s online, you can do it on your phone if you want,” said Maier. “It’s a new way to report crime to us, and we hope that it makes it a little bit easier for members of the public to reach out to us in those specific areas.”
The Online Crime Reporting tool can be found here.