The Saskatchewan RCMP did a soft launch of an online tool dedicated to report crime on Monday.
The following crimes can be reported 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
There is also a criteria that needs to be met when reporting on these crimes:
• No witnesses or suspects
• Item(s) lost or stolen must cost less than $5,000
• Vandalized property that will cost less than $5,000 to repair
• No items involving personal identity, firearms, license plates or decals
The Saskatchewan RCMP say crimes from six months ago can also be reported.
For now, it’s only available for people in the City of Yorkton, but there are plans to expand it to rural areas of Saskatchewan by March 15th, according to Jennifer Smith, the Acting Staff Sergeant of the Yorkton RCMP Detachment.
Smith says she did try it for herself, and found it “an easy process.”
“Once you click on that link it’s yes or no questions to begin with, and then you’re putting in your information.” she added.
Smith says one of the reasons it was created was so officers can attend priority calls.
“These specific calls that you’d be reporting online wouldn’t be considered a priority call, and it’s also, a lot of times, complainants are looking for a file number for insurance purposes and they can get that immediately.” she explained.
The link to it is available here.