Your Role In Reporting Crime
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YOU can assist in keeping crime rates low by REPORTING any SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY or CRIME. If you don’t report – the Winnipeg Police may assume everything is just fine – when it isn’t.
The Winnipeg Police Service have now expanded and streamlined the ability to report with the addition of:
- Seven New Reporting Categories: Citizens may access online reporting through the Winnipeg Police Service webpage, http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/coplogic/default.stm
- Quick Connect Service: The new Quick Connect Service allows police ‘call takers’ to efficiently transfer a citizen to the automated online reporting telephone number. They will then be prompted to enter their cell phone number and the Quick Connect Service will text a link to the Winnipeg Police Service online reporting system.
Incidents can be reported online when a suspect is both known and unknown and include:
- Fraud via Identity Theft under $5,000
- Fraud via Scam under $5,000
- Fraud via Failure to provide Services under $ 5,000
- Fraud via Unauthorized use/possession of Payment Device under $5,000
- Crime tip: Drug Complaints; Marihuana Grow or Drug Lab
- Crime tip: Drug Complaints; Using, Dealing and/or Selling
- Crime tip: Gang Activity and/or Problem Locations
The current reporting categories can only be reported when the suspect(s) is / are not known and include:
- Break and Enter into out-building
- Theft Under $5,000
- Damage/Mischief to Property under $5,000.
- Theft from Motor Vehicle under $5,000
- Damage/Mischief to Motor Vehicle under $5,000
- Traffic Complaints
- Lost Property
- Retail Theft Under $5000
Online reports are reviewed by police officers and entered into the records management system. The reports receive the same investigation and statistical analysis as if they had been reported traditionally.
The new options serve to streamline the Winnipeg Police Service reporting system, providing an alternative for citizens. Online reporting does not replace traditional reporting methods. Citizens are encouraged to utilize the Winnipeg Police Service online reporting system or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477 should they wish to remain anonymous.