The Elk Grove Police Department has announced that the public may now file a variety reports with the department via the Internet.
The service will allow people to file a report at a time that is best for them without having to wait for an officer to respond or return a phone call, according to a Police Department news release. People filing reports also will be able to print a temporary copy of the report upon submitting it.
The report will be reviewed by police personnel and once it is approved, the person who filed it will receive an email with a copy of the report attached at no cost. The report will transfer into the records management system and receive the same investigation and statistical analysis it would if it had been taken by a police officer, officials said.
The web-based reporting option will allow officers more time to handle community needs while keeping pace with the public's expectations for complete services via the Internet.
Reports that can be completed online:
Harassing phone calls
Non-injury vehicle accidents
Residential or business burglary, after approval from the Dispatch Center
Violation of court orders
The Police Department will use the Desk Officer Online Reporting System from the San Ramon-based software company Coplogic Inc. The web-based crime reporting service is available at www.elkgrovepd.org.