Crime web

Durango Police are hoping to cast a wider net on the net. This week, the Durango Police Department unveiled its new online reporting system. Available at DurangoGov.org/Police, the system provides a fast and efficient way for residents to report low-priority incidents, including: abandoned vehicles; barking dogs; code enforcement issues; damage to vehicles; graffiti; lost property; phone scams; suspicious activity (not in progress); theft (not in progress); trespassing (not in progress); and vehicle entered (nothing taken.)

The new online reporting system is meant to improve efficiency and reduce costs and response time for the department.

Once filed, an officer will review the report and determine if follow-up is needed. Also – we hope this would be obvious – online reporting does not take the place of calling 911 in an emergency. If life or property is in imminent danger, pick up the phone and speak to an actual person and not a robocop.

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