Portland Police Bureau expands online crime reporting to include illegal dumping, phone scams, ID theft

  • Source: KPTV-TV Fox 12 Beaverton
  • Published: 02/17/2020 02:36 PM

The Portland Police Bureau has expanded its online crime reporting system to allow community members to report additional crimes. Previously, only a select number of crimes could be reported without suspect information to PPB online, including thefts, hit-and-runs and vandalism. That has now been expanded to include a variety of different crimes, including illegal dumping, phone scams and ID theft. Police Chief Jami Resch said the bureau is “proactively considering several approaches to increase efficiencies and improve customer service.” Benefits to reporting more crimes online, according to PPB, include choosing a convenient time to report a crime, rather than waiting for an officer to respond; victims can get a copy of their police report directly through email; officers can focus on higher priority calls; more low-level crimes being reported, which will help investigators connect more criminal cases while keeping more accurate crime statistics.


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