Reporting an Incident to Police Has Never Been Easier
The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is making it even easier to report incidents.
A “Citizen’s Online Police Reporting System” (CopLogic) will enable individuals to report specific non-emergency crimes without having to leave the comfort of their living room.
Lost property, theft from vehicles, property damage and other non-emergency calls can all be reported to the police without having to have an officer attend your home.
Crimes without injury, a suspect, or any physical evidence, are ideal for online reporting, however an officer will continue to attend scenes if requested.
The on-line self-reporting will be beneficial to both our community and our officers. It will provide a convenient alternative to the public, while allowing frontline officers to focus their efforts on other enforcement and crime prevention strategies. It will allow us to reallocate our resources to proactively focus on community trends and decrease response time for priority calls.
The on-line reporting system is a user friendly interface that even the most novice computer user can handle. It is a convenient way to report minor incidents, crime tips, submit forms, etc. through an online service which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Should you ever need to report an incident electronically, please visit us at http://kawarthalakespolice.com/contact/online-crime-reporting/
The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
Ontario’s Police Leaders
Our thoughts are with the member of the Canadian Forces who was injured in Ottawa earlier today and with his family and colleagues. We also remember those members of the Canadian Forces involved in the tragic incident in Quebec earlier this week and their families.
In light of these tragic incidents and recent developments relating to terrorists/radical incidents both in North America and abroad and the recent raising of Canada’s Terrorism Threat Level from LOW to Medium, members of the public are urged to be vigilant. We also remind police officers to be attentive when conducting their tours of duty. During these difficult times, we must all pull together to keep our communities safe.
Citizens who witness illegal or suspicious activities or behaviours of concern should contact their local police service and describe what they witness.
Officers are also asked to be cognizant of all military reserve buildings, legions, and related facilities and government buildings that are located in their particular patrol zones. We urge all our officers to take all precautions to ensure their safety, and the safety of all members of the public, AT ALL TIMES.
Beginning this fall, RCMP will no longer be accepting paper-based fingerprints for crime scene comparisons and criminal records updates. This means that Police Services across the country must migrate off the old process of inking and rolling fingers and palms onto paper for submission to the RCMP.
A new digital system, commonly called LiveScan is the new solution and is already in use globally. The device is a digital scanning surface that takes high resolution images of the subject’s fingers and palms, digitizes them and when combined with the person’s description information is then sent electronically to the RCMP for classification, comparison and ultimately used to confirm that the criminal convictions are applied to the right person’s identity.
We are now live with this new technology along with the dozens of fellow agencies (that include the OPP) that are members of OPTIC (an information technology sharing co-operative) and are using bulk buying power to keep the costs of this expensive technology as low as possible.
What does this mean to our clients (both those whom we fingerprint for criminal purposes and those who we fingerprint for background check and pardon applications)? It means no more dirty fingers! It also means a streamlined process that happens quickly and effortlessly with quality prints assured by the instant visual feedback provided by the computer system that operates the scanner. This is similar to the improvements in photography that followed the digital viewfinder which allows you to see the images you are about to and have taken in real-time. Faster turn-around times for submissions to the RCMP is anticipated since there will no longer be mail and courier delays and the digital-to-digital transfer can help the RCMP overcome the massive backlog they are currently experiencing.
Policing is ever-evolving and technology is continually challenging us to innovate and adopt new processes as we retire those that have been in use for a century or more.
Officers with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service and students from Fleming College teamed up Tuesday night to solicit off-campus housing neighborhoods in an effort to promote relationships and respect between students and their surrounding community.
The “Good Neighbor” initiative has been an annual event for three years now and well received by both neighbors and students alike.
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