Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County detachment has been selected to be a part of phase two of the Alberta RCMP’s online crime reporting pilot program beginning June 8, 2020. The online crime reporting tool will allow residents of Strathcona County detachment area to report select crimes online and all reports will be followed up with by a phone call from a police officer within five business days. This project has been initiated to ensure the public is able to report certain crime types in whatever way is most convenient or accessible to them. A 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.
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, licence plates or decals
Other detachments rolled out in phase one and two of the pilot program include Airdrie, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Banff and Cold Lake. The full launch of online crime reporting across all Alberta RCMP jurisdiction will take place on June 15, 2020.
We encourage the public to report crime 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.
The link to report a crime online can be found here: https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/alberta