New tool makes reporting less serious crimes easier for residents
Kamloops residents have a new way to report less serious crimes—online. Kamloops RCMP will launch an online crime reporting website November 20, 2019, that allows people to generate a report and file number for crimes including:
- damage/mischief to property under $5,000
- damage/mischief to a vehicle under $5,000
- theft of bicycle under $5,000
- theft under $5,000
- theft from vehicle under $5,000
- lost property
The online crime reporting website will not be able to create a file if:
- you have a witness to or suspect for the crime you are reporting
- lost or stolen item(s) involves personal identity, firearms, licence plates, or decals
This new, efficient way to report less serious crimes provides citizens with the file numbers they may need in circumstances of lost or stolen property and allows RCMP front-line staff to focus on higher-priority issues to ultimately improve response times, which will improve the safety of our community.
To report a crime through the online tool, residents need to provide an address, phone number, and valid email address. The process typically takes less than 15 minutes to complete.
For immediate police assistance, please call 9-1-1.
The City of Kamloops is responsible for providing personnel support to the RCMP, and there are approximately 65 municipal employees working in various positions to support the RCMP with its policing mandate.
The Community Policing office at 915 7th Street delivers crime prevention and community safety programs for the entire community, which provides an important link between the city's police force and the community. In addition to general policing, this station houses the Kamloops RCMP's Auxiliary Constable Program and the Crime Prevention Section, which operates the Restorative Justice, Neighbourhood Watch, and Speed Watch programs, among others.