(report.deltapolice.ca screenshot)

(report.deltapolice.ca screenshot)

Delta police launch online reporting tool

Site for reporting non-emergencies such as vandalism, fraud under $5K, lost property, traffic incidents

Police in Delta have launched an online portal for reporting non-emergency situations including traffic incidents, vandalism and fraud under $5,000.

According to a DPD press release, a common concern police hear from the community is that wait times can be inconvenient from those calling the department’s non-emergency line. This can be especially frustrating for those wanting to report, for example, that they car had bee rummaged through but nothing was stolen.

To help ease the wait, this fall the DPD launched an online reporting tool accessible through the front page of deltapolice.ca or directly at report.deltapolice.ca:11443.

“Online reporting provides another way for anyone to report an incident that happened in Delta or on the Tsawwassen First Nation,” Insp. Ciaran Feenan, head of the DPD’s patrol section, said in a press release. “Property damage, fraud under $5,000, or reporting a traffic incident are all examples of things that can be reported online now.”

The release notes general community concerns can also be reported via the online portal.

“Our department is known for its ‘No Call Too Small’ approach, and we hope online reporting will make it more convenient for people to let our officers know about those little things,” Feenan said, adding “it’s important to stress that online reporting isn’t meant for emergencies or reporting crimes in progress.”

From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, online reports will go directly to on-duty staff who will assess them and determine next steps (reports received overnight may not be reviewed until the next day), and police will contact the person who submitted the report within 24 hours.

The online forms request basic information such as email address and date of birth, and police will need to know the date and location of the incident or details such as the licence plates of vehicles involved. The whole process will take about 15 minutes to complete and is mobile friendly.

At this time, the online reporting system is not configured to accept videos or photos; those will need to be provided to the officer assigned to the file.

With the roll-out of the online reporting tool, police say the public is still welcome to call the department’s non-emergency line at 604-946-4411, just as they’ve always done.

In an emergency or to report a crime in progress, call 911.



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

DeltaPolice

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police Service’s crest was unveiled Tuesday. (SPS image)
Surrey Police Service hires new communications manager from Surrey RCMP

Lisa Eason was municipal manager of Surrey RCMP’s communications and media unit for almost eight years

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Delta Patriots Cricket Club takes Surrey, other clubs to court over Cricket BC voting

‘At issue is the propriety or legality of the voting procedures within Cricket BC,’ Justice John Harvey noted

Surrey Eagles forward Rocco La Cara battles with Coquitlam Express forward Dante Berrettoni during a game earlier this season. (Damon James photo)
Surrey Eagles wrap up BCHL ‘pod’ season with win over Coquitlam

South Surrey-based junior ‘A’ hockey team finishes with 17-2-1 record

A grave marker at the old pet cemetery in Newton, from video posted to the Youtube channel Exit Thru the Gift Shop.
SURREY NOW & THEN: Newton’s abandoned pet cemetery now surrounded by houses

VIDEO: Former B.C. Pet Cemetery might also be a burial site for human remains

Surrey RCMP detachment in Newton. (File photo)
Surrey RCMP say cryptocurrency fraud on the rise

They’ve received 59 reports of cryptocurrency fraud totaling $612,748 since January

A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of an RCMP vehicle approximately 4 km from Vancouver International Airport after a one person was killed during a shooting outside the international departures terminal at the airport, in Richmond, B.C., Sunday, May 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Homicide team IDs man in fatal YVR shooting as police grapple with spate of gang violence

Man, 20, charged in separate fatal shooting Burnaby over the weekend

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are in the Comox Valley for their annual spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Suspected bird strike on Snowbirds plane during training in B.C.

Pilot followed protocols and landed the aircraft on the ground without any problems

BCIT. (Wikimedia Commons)
BCIT apologizes after employee’s ‘offensive and hurtful’ email leaked to Métis Nation

BCIT says employee’s conduct has been investigated and addressed

An adult male yellow-breasted chat is shown in this undatd photograph on lands protected in collaboration between the En’owkin Centre and Penticton Indian Band with support through ECCC. The rescue from near extinction for a little yellow bird hinges on the wild rose in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, a researcher says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, A. Michael Bezener/ En’owkin Centre 2020 *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Rare yellow birds need wild roses to survive in British Columbia: researcher

The importance of local wild roses emerged over a nearly 20-year experiment

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

RCMP officers search around rows of luggage carts as screens block off an area of the sidewalk after a shooting outside the international departures terminal at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Sunday, May 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police say gang conflict in Metro Vancouver may be behind shooting death at airport

Police said this generation of gangsters is taking things to new level and have no regard for community safety

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
UPDATE: Man killed in brazen daylight shooting at Vancouver airport

Details about the police incident are still unknown

Pieces of nephrite jade are shown at a mine site in northwestern B.C. in July 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tahltan Central Government MANDATORY CREDIT
Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

B.C.’s Mines Act requires operators to prepare a plan to protect cultural heritage resources

Vancouver Giants celebrated a Justin Sourdif goal Saturday night in Kamloops. Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to Kamloops, a game that clinched the 2020-21 B.C. Division banner for the Blazers. (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 3-1 decision to Kamloops

Third-period rally should have come sooner, said coach of Langley-based team

Most Read