The Liberty Tribune
December 14, 2011
Citizens now have the ability to report minor crimes online to the Liberty Police Department.
As part of the department’s ongoing efforts to use innovative technology to enhance the efficiency of services, the department has implemented the Desk Officer Online Reporting System, better known as the Citizens Online Police Reporting System. It can be accessed through the department’s website at www.ci.liberty.mo.us/Police or through the “Online Police Reporting” link under “City Services” at the top of each webpage.
The new Web-based reporting system, which is made available through a partnership with Coplogic, allows citizens to file minor vandalism, stealing, identity theft, telephone harassment and lost property information reports over the Internet. Users can print a temporary copy of the report upon submitting it. The report will be reviewed by police personnel and once approved, the person filing the report will receive an e-mail with a copy of the report attached without cost.
The report will transfer into the police department’s records management system and receive the same investigation and statistical analysis as if the report had been filed by a police officer. In addition, the approved report should help citizens who are seeking to file insurance claims related to such crimes, according to the press release.
The online reporting system should be used only when a crime is not in progress and there is no suspect information. Citizens should continue to call the police non-emergency line at 439-4701 for other non-emergency police issues, or 911 for major crimes, emergencies or other issues that require an immediate response from police. With this new system, police officers will have more time to focus on high-priority community needs, officials said.
The new online reporting feature complements www.crimereports.com and www.docview.us.com, both of which are also accessible through the police department’s website. CrimeReports.com enables citizens to access timely reports of crimes that have occurred in a specific neighborhood during a specific time frame. Docview.us.com enables citizens to purchase copies of traffic accident reports online. The Citizens Online Police Reporting System has been in development since 2009 and was paid for with federal stimulus funds.
To let the city know what you think about the website and the new features, email [email protected] or call 439-4415