The Manitoba RCMP is launching a trial run for its new online crime reporting tool.
Effective October 15, 2020, Manitobans living in communities policed by Selkirk, Red River North, and Grand Marais RCMP detachments will be able to report certain non-emergency incidents online. The following communities and surrounding areas will be able to access the new online tool:
- Balsam Harbour
- Birds Hill
- Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
- East Selkirk
- Grand Beach
- Grand Marais
- Halcyon Cove
- Little Britain
- RM of Alexander
- RM of East St Paul
- RM of St. Andrews
- RM of St. Clements
- RM of West St Paul
- Whitesand Estates
With the new reporting system, Manitobans will be able to report the following crimes online:
- Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
- Theft of bicycle under $5,000
- Theft under $5,000
- Theft from vehicle under $5,000
- Lost property
"The Manitoba RCMP is constantly looking for different ways to make it easier for individuals to report crime," said Superintendent Joanne Keeping, East District Commander for the Manitoba RCMP. "With the new Online Crime Reporting system, it is our hope that we are making the reporting of crime a simpler process."
The Online Crime Reporting system is open to individuals and can be accessed through the Manitoba RCMP website, https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mb/ or directly through, https://ocre-sielc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/MANITOBA.
Based on the results of this trial, the program may be expanded to communities across Manitoba.