The Manitoba RCMP is launching its Online Crime Reporting system across the province today.
The Online Crime Reporting system can be used if:
- The crime happened within Manitoba RCMP jurisdiction
- You have lost something that costs less than $5000
- Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5000
- Someone has vandalized your property or vehicle and it will cost less than $5000 to repair it
It CANNOT be used if:
- There is a witness or suspect
- There are lost or stolen items involving personal identity or firearms
- There are lost or stolen licence plates or decals
Crimes that cannot be reported online will have to be reported to police either in person or by telephone.
"Two weeks ago, we launched a trial run of the Online Crime Reporting system for the Selkirk, Red River North, and Grand Marais detachment areas. The system worked extremely well and residents quickly took advantage of this new online tool," said Chief Superintendent Rob Hill, Criminal Operations Officer for the Manitoba RCMP. "We're hoping that by expanding the system province-wide, especially in today's environment where limiting contact is so critically important, we are giving Manitobans in RCMP jurisdiction a safe, secure and simple way to report crime."
A typical report will take 15 minutes to complete and will require the person filling out the report to provide their name, address, phone number, and email address.