Alaska State Troopers launch online reporting system for non-emergency crimes

Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 4:30 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Alaskans who have a non-emergency crime to report such as fraud, harassing phone calls, shoplifting, theft, trespassing, vandalism, or criminal mischief now have a way to report those incidents online.

According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, online police reporting systems are used across the state and the nation.

This kind of system gives residents a different path to report crimes to law enforcement. It also saves both the agency and the resident time and resources.

Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell said the new reporting option being unveiled will allow troopers to respond to more calls for service.

Rick Roberts, Operations Support Bureau Commander with Alaska State Troopers explained the process for taking these calls, saying, “We’ll have a team of trained employees that are non-commissioned members of the troopers that are going to review these case reports, and then they’re going to send you back information for your insurance or whatever other record-keeping that you need so that you can move on with your life.”

These employees, according to Roberts, “will contact members of the public if a report is deficient in some way, or we need some other information to move forward. If it hits certain thresholds, they are actually going to send that to a trooper post and have a trooper post follow up with this information.”

The reporting site can be accessed here.

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