As of today, Fayetteville residents can begin reporting non-emergency crimes on the city’s website instead of waiting for an officer to respond to a phone call or instead of filing a report in person.
The Fayetteville Police Department launched an online citizen reporting service on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in an effort to help speed up police report filings for non-emergencies such as minor thefts, identity theft, criminal mischief, lost property, harassing communications, illegal dumping and crime tips.
The system, which is powered by Coplogic technology, was designed to allow agencies to better reallocate resources and better meet the needs of the community, according to the Coplogic website.
After completing a series of basic questions, the system sends the information to the police department and if approved, those filing reports will receive a copy of the report via email with an assigned case number.
There is no fee for using the service.
The following criteria must be met in order to file a report using the new system:
- The incident is not an emergency (for emergencies, call 911)
- The crime occurred within the city limits of Fayetteville
- The value of property taken or vandalized is less than $500
- The suspect is unknown or cannot be described
To file a non-emergency report, visit accessfayetteville.org/government/police/ and click the Crime Reporting link.
Non-emergency criminal activity that does not fit the above criteria will continue to require an officer response by calling 479-587-3555.