The Castlegar RCMP Detachment was one of the next in the province’s southern interior to launch the RCMP On-line Crime Reporting (OCRe) tool.
Wednesday, May 20, marked the official launch date of the BC RCMP Online Crime Reporting tool, now ready to serve residents of Castlegar and surrounding area. As frontline RCMP officer’s investigative file loads increase, the BC RCMP continues to launch its on-line crime reporting website in communities across the province. The online reporting platform enables the general public to report non-emergency situations, mostly property related crimes that are not in progress, or require no further follow-up by a police officer.
This tool will allow the general public to report non-emergency crimes online through the detachment website, with the goal of freeing up time for frontline personnel, including both police dispatchers and police officers, to respond to more serious crimes or emergencies, states Sgt. Monty Taylor, Detachment Commander for the Castlegar RCMP.
This online system exemplifies our efforts to actively modernize our police operations here in Castlegar and keep up with technological advances, adds Sgt. Taylor. It will also allow our frontline personnel to focus on other essential core duties.
Residents and business owners from across the Castlegar Detachment area, which includes the City of Castlegar, Robson, Ootischenia, Blueberry, Thrums, Raspberry, Deer Park, Glade, Tarrys and Renata with a valid email address, will be able to use the Online Crime Reporting Tool or OCRe using their computers, smart phones or tablets to report a crime that meets the following criteria:
- Your report will NOT require a follow up by a police officer; and
- You have no witness nor suspect, unless it’s a driving complaint;
- You have lost something that costs less than $5,000; and/or
- Someone has stolen something from you that costs less than $5,000; and/or
- Someone has vandalized your property or car and it will cost less than $5,000 to repair it; and
- There are no items involving personal identity, firearms, licence plates or licence plate validation decals;
Click here to visit the Castlegar RCMP Online Crime Reporting tool.