Effective July 7, 2014, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have adopted an Internet-based crime reporting system where people can report certain crimes such as lost property, theft from vehicles, and property damage, without an officer having to be dispatched. Only occurrences that do not involve an injury, a suspect or evidence are applicable.
To access the system, go to http://www.opp.ca/reporting/.
An officer will attend if requested by the complainant, and the OPP can continue to be contacted toll free anytime at 1-888-310-1122.
OPP believes that Citizen Self Reporting will be beneficial to both the public and the police. It will provide a convenient alternative to the citizens of Ontario, while allowing frontline officers to focus their efforts on other enforcement and crime prevention strategies within our communities.
By providing people with another option for reporting crimes, the OPP is hopeful that more incidents will be reported, resulting in the collection of information to develop future crime prevention initiatives.
Note: 324 Ontario municipalities (including most cottage country municipalities) are policed under service agreements with the OPP.