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Online Reporting Now Available for Some Minor Crimes
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Online Reporting Now Available for Some Minor Crimes

 

Henderson residents have a new do-it-yourself option for reporting minor crimes.

Beginning today, victims of non-emergency crimes will be able file their reports with the Henderson Police online. With the new system, people will not have to wait for an officer to respond or for a call back. A report can be filed at any time using the online reporting system for such crimes as accidents on private property, minor theft, lost property, vandalism and some burglaries.

“Henderson residents are some of the most technologically savvy people in the country and this new service will allow them to file their reports when it is convenient for them.” Police Chief Jutta Chambers said. “Online police report filing is a great example of how the city of Henderson uses technology to improve our services, accessibility and responsiveness to our citizens.”

When people complete the online crime reporting, they will be given a police report number and the ability to print out the report for free.

Once the report is filed, a police supervisor will review the report to ensure all the information has been provided and determine if follow up is needed, just as if a police officer took the report. A crime can only be filed through the online system if there is no suspect information.

Many times, these minor crimes have no suspect information, no evidence and no witnesses, but people still need a police report for insurance purposes. Each year, Henderson Police officers take at least 2,000 of these types of reports.

“The online reporting system will allow us to keep our officers on the street, available to respond to emergencies and to do proactive patrols in the community,” Chambers said.

The online reporting system was created by Coplogic. Henderson Police researched several different software systems and conducted several site visits to ensure the system would work.

The total cost of the project is about $30,000, which was paid for through criminal forfeiture money.

A link to the web based crime reporting service is available on the City of Henderson website: cityofhenderson.com.

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