Alberta RCMP launches online crime reporting tool
Red Deer, Alta. – Red Deerians can now report certain crimes to Red Deer RCMP online as part of the Alberta RCMP’s online crime reporting pilot program starting today June 1, 2020.
Alberta RCMP initiated this pilot project as another method for the public to report crimes, ultimately making reporting crimes more convenient and accessible. The goal for the Alberta RCMP is to make sure all crime is reported, no matter how small. This provides the most accurate crime data and allows our resources to be deployed appropriately in the areas that need it most.
“As we continue to respond to and change how we conduct business during COVID-19, online reporting allows citizens to report certain crimes to police while adhering to physical distancing,” said Superintendent Gerald Grobmeier, Officer in Charge of the Red Deer RCMP.
Today, the online crime reporting tool is available at: https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/alberta
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
Incidents must also satisfy the following conditions to be reported online:
- 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, license plates or decals
If the crime falls outside these conditions, the public is asked to report crimes by calling the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Crimes in progress or situations where immediate police presence is required is a 9-1-1 call.
Once a crime is reported online, the person who submitted the complaint can expect follow-up within five business days. If someone has additional information to add after their report is submitted, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the detachment at 403-343-5575.
We encourage the public to report crimes online, when possible. Reporting less serious crime online helps emergency call takers and frontline members focus their time on high-priority calls. We take all reports of crime seriously and crime reported online will be treated the same as crime reported in any other way.
Alberta RCMP is rolling out online reporting to detachments across Alberta between now and June 15. For more information visit www.reddeer.ca/rcmp
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