Some of you may recall we used to have a police station in Lane Cove. Some of you may also recall we used to see more police officers in Lane Cove. Now, as is the way of the world, our police station has been centralised in Chatswood and is called the North Shore Lower Area Command. You can no longer just pop into the police station and make a report relating to a minor issue. ITC is sure that this has seen a decrease in Lane Cove residents reporting minor crimes.
The NSW Police has launched a new resource that allows the community to report minor crime online.
The NSW Police Force Community Portal, went live on Wednesday 15 June 2016. It gives the public the option to report lost property, intentional damage or graffiti and theft, via a secure website.
Use of the portal, which is linked to a MyServiceNSW account, also allows people who report non-urgent crime to make and receive updates and to be contacted directly by police if further information is required.
To use the portal, people simply create a MyServiceNSW account on the Service NSW website, or from the home page of the NSW Police Force Community Portal, to successfully complete a report.
Commissioner Scipione said the Community Portal would not replace the ability for people to report these types of crimes in person or on the phone, but will add another convenient online reporting tool.
“This resource is about recognising the changing needs of the community we serve and the ever-increasing role technology plays in their day-to-day lives,” Commissioner Scipione said.
“The platform is easy to use – providing the user with step-by-step instructions – and can be accessed via a range of devices anywhere with an Internet connection.
“I can also assure those making a report that the information you provide is strictly confidential and is stored securely as you make your way through the reporting process.
“Lodging a report via the Community Portal can be completed in a matter of minutes, it’s incredibly efficient and you’ll be notified once your report has been received.
“The portal also facilitates two-way communication between officers, PoliceLink and the person reporting – so they can be kept informed should their report require further investigation,” Commissioner Scipione said.
Watch how you can report minor crime online below.
Below is a sample Lost and Found listing on In the Cove (this is a free community service).
If you are interested in recent criminal activity in our area make sure you read our Week in Review blog that is published each Sunday Night. See last week’s report
If you would like to meet police from the North Shore LAC they are holding a meet and greet on 22 June 2016 in the Plaza.
Do you have a local issue you would like help with? ITC is here to help just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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