February 14, 2008
The Albemarle County Police Department is announcing an online reporting system for many types of property crimes and nuisance incidents that occur in the County.
The online reporting system is available at the links below and is intended to handle non-emergency incident reporting electronically to allow police officers to spend time on the more serious calls for service.
“Officer availability is always an issue for us in a county the size of Albemarle,” said Chief John Miller.
Officials say the system will also provide increased convenience and customer service to citizens by allowing them to file necessary information online at the place and time of their choosing instead of having to wait for an officer to be available or to come to the Police Department to fill in the necessary paperwork.
Residents can use online reporting to report most property crimes and nuisance incidents including destruction of property and vandalism up to $1000, larceny up to $1000, lost property, trespassing, and animal complaints.
But should not use online reporting for incidents in progress, violent crimes, sex crimes, missing persons, stolen vehicles, breaking and entering, or traffic accidents.