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Archived News Release from 2011

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Police Department Announces New Webpage for Crime Reporting

Redwood City, CA - January 6, 2011 - The Redwood City Police Department is pleased to announce that its new online reporting web pages are up and running, making reporting non-emergency crimes more convenient and expedient for community members. The online reporting application is located at www.redwoodcity.org/police and is available in both English and Spanish. 

With this new level of customer service, the public can report crimes such as hit and run, identity theft, vandalism, lost property, harassing phone calls, theft, and others - or can offer a crime tip to the police (crime tips can be made anonymously, although it helps to have contact information in case the police need to follow up).

There are a number of community benefits to Redwood City’s new online reporting tool: members of the public can file a report anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection, and will not have to wait for an officer to be dispatched. Anyone filing an online report will receive an immediate temporary case number with the ability to print out a copy of the information submitted. Once the case has been reviewed by police staff, a permanent Redwood City Police Department case number will be assigned and a copy of the official report will be accessible via email free of charge. For hit and run, theft from a vehicle, and vandalism the online crime reporting tool can accept up to two photos. And, anyone using the online reporting system can be assured that all information collected is securely transferred to the City’s servers through an encrypted channel.

Redwood City’s new online crime reporting tool not only makes it more convenient for community members to report non-emergency crimes, but also helps keep more police officers on the streets more of the time, protecting the life and property of the community they serve. A report can be made online if the following criteria are met:

1.  The crime occurred within the city limits of Redwood City;
2.  The suspect is unknown or cannot be described; and,
3.  The reported incident is not an emergency (in an emergency, dial 911)

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter or other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.

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Contact:
Sergeant Rhonda Leipelt
Redwood City Police Department
650-780-7136

 

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