**With files provided by the Cranbrook RCMP Detachment.
Cranbrook, BC (March 11, 2020) -- Did you know that the BC RCMP receives over 1 million calls for service a year? That’s nearly half the total received by the RCMP across the country!
Starting Thursday January 23, 2020 the online crime reporting tool has been made available to residents in the community of Cranbrook.
Residents and business owners, with a valid email address, will be able to use the online crime reporting tool to report less serious crimes that occur in their communities where there is no suspect or witness and follow up by a police officer is not required.
The online crime reporting tool will provide residents a way to submit reports of certain non-emergency crimes online and receive file numbers immediately for their records and submission for insurance claims.
Residents will be able to report the following crimes online:
- Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
- Damage/mischief to a vehicle under $5,000
- Hit and run to an unoccupied vehicle or property
- Theft of bicycle under $5,000
- Theft under $5,000
- Theft from vehicle under $5,000
- Lost property
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, which will improve overall safety and response times within the communities.
To make a report, please go to: www.bc.rcmp.ca/cranbrook/report.