Self re­port at opp.ca for spe­cific non-emer­gen­cies

Wiarton Echo - - NEWS -

(BRUCE PENIN­SULA, ON) – The Bruce Penin­sula On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice (OPP) is en­cour­ag­ing the pub­lic to take ad­van­tage of cit­i­zen self re­port­ing at opp. ca. It is a quick and easy way to re­port your con­cerns to po­lice.

Re­cently the OPP has re­vealed an on­line re­port­ing sys­tem that will en­able the pub­lic to re­port spe­cific oc­cur­rences from a com­puter. Cit­i­zen self re­port­ing of­fers the pub­lic an­other way to re­port se­lect in­ci­dents which are not an emer­gency, by com­plet­ing a re­port on­line at their con­ve­nience. The site has sim­ple step-by-step in­struc­tions.

The OPP is one of sev­eral On­tario po­lice ser­vices which have adopted an in­ter­net-based crime re­port­ing sys­tem where peo­ple can re­port cer­tain crimes such as:

• theft un­der $5000

• mis­chief/dam­age to prop­erty un­der $5000

• mis­chief/dam­age to ve­hi­cle un­der $5000

• theft from ve­hi­cle

• lost/miss­ing prop­erty un­der $5000

• stolen li­cence plates or val­i­da­tion stick­ers

• driv­ing com­plaints Do not use this sys­tem in an emer­gency – call 911.

Re­mem­ber that only oc­cur­rences that do not in­volve an in­jury, a sus­pect or ev­i­dence are ap­pli­ca­ble.

If you pre­fer, you may still con­tact the OPP by phone to re­port a crime to have an of­fi­cer at­tend.

It is ex­pected that cit­i­zen self re­port­ing will be ben­e­fi­cial to both the pub­lic and the po­lice. It will pro­vide a con­ve­nient al­ter­na­tive to the cit­i­zens of On­tario, while al­low­ing front­line of­fi­cers to fo­cus their ef­forts on other en­force­ment and crime preven­tion strate­gies within our com­mu­ni­ties.

By pro­vid­ing peo­ple with an­other op­tion for re­port­ing crimes, the OPP is hope­ful that more in­ci­dents will be re­ported, re­sult­ing in the col­lec­tion of in­for­ma­tion to de­velop fu­ture crime preven­tion ini­tia­tives.

To ac­cess the sys­tem, visit opp.ca.

The OPP can be con­tacted toll free any­time at 1-888-310-1122.

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