Burnaby RCMP launch new Online Crime Reporting tool
2020-05-31 22:02 PDT
Today, the Burnaby RCMP is launching a new online crime reporting tool to assist residents in reporting select non-emergency crimes. This program already exists in other RCMP detachments across the Lower Mainland and is being rolled out in phases.
Online Crime Reporting provides an alternate way for citizens to report less serious crimes at bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/burnaby/report.
Citizens with a valid email address can report crimes that occurred in Burnaby where there is no suspect or witness and follow up by a police officer is not required.
Citizens with a valid email address can report less serious crimes that occurred in Burnaby, such as:
- Damage to property under $5,000
- Hit and run to an unoccupied vehicle or property
- Theft of property under $5,000
- Traffic complaints
So long as
- No witnesses or suspects have been identified
- There are no surveillance images available
- The items that are lost or stolen cost less than $5,000
- The damaged property of vehicle will cost less than $5,000 to repair
- The stolen items do not include personal ID, firearms, license plates or decals
In addition to providing a more convenient way for residents to make a report, this new tool will also allow call takers and frontline personnel to focus on higher priority calls.
Crime reporting is an essential part of determining how and where policing resources are deployed in our City, says Corporal Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP.
In the coming weeks we will be reaching out to our community virtually to help them learn more about the tool and the types of crime that it can be used to report.
To make a report using the Online Crime Reporting tool visit bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/burnaby/report.
Cpl. Michael KalanjMedia Relations Officer
burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
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