There is now a new way for Albertans to report a crime in the province.
The Alberta RCMP has announced today they are rolling out a new online tool that will allow Albertans to report select crimes.
RCMP say they want to make sure all crime is reported, no matter how big or small, and the tool will provide accurate crime data to deploy resources.
“The Alberta RCMP is always looking for new opportunities to modernize and streamline our services for all Albertans – no matter where they live in the province,” says Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, Commanding Officer of Alberta RCMP. “Online crime reporting is accessible and convenient and will help us capture more intelligence when it comes to property crime occurring in all of the communities we serve. Offering a contactless service is also vital in these times when physical distancing is so important.”
Citizens will be able to report the following crimes online:
• Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
• Theft of bicycle under $5,000
• Theft under $5,000
• Theft from vehicle under $5,000
• Lost property
In order to be reported, the incidents must satisfy the following conditions:
• No witnesses or suspects
• Item(s) lost or stolen must cost less than $5,000
• Vandalized property will cost less than $5,000 to repair
• There are no items involving personal identity, firearms, licence plates or decals
All crimes reported online will be followed up with a phone call from a police officer in “K” Division’s Call Back Unit (CBU) within five business days.
The project was first piloted in Airdrie, Banff, Cold Lake, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, and Strathcona County starting on June 1, 2020.
The link to report a crime online can be found on the RCMP’s website here: https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/alberta