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Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, has requested a push for partners, including local Councils, to encourage communities to report non-emergency crime online where appropriate by using the force’s website

Currently the vast majority of non-emergency reports come into the force via the 101 telephone line. However, the public are now able to report incidents online.

The benefits of using the website are:

  • Incidents or crimes which don’t require an immediate police response can be reported in a user’s own time and at their own pace.
  • It offers exactly the same service as calling 101 – the force has a dedicated Digital Desk team who work on online reports.
  • It can save callers waiting in a queue to speak to someone on 101 – which unfortunately can sometimes get busy during peak periods.
  • It helps to keep resources free for emergency 999 calls.
  • When a report is submitted, the user will receive an email with all of their submitted details for reference.
  • As well as the online reporting feature, the website also contains lots of information and guidance, including advice on who you should report specific matters to.

Go to Safe In Warwickshire to find out more about online reporting - safeinwarwickshire.com/reporting-crime