An internet-based reporting system, as an alternate means of reporting non-emergency incidents to
police from the traditional phone call to a Communications Centre. Utilizing this system is
completely optional and has been introduced as a simple and convenient method to use a computer
or mobile device to report specific incidents that are not deemed to be an emergency, or where there
are no suspects or no injuries involved.
Since the program was implemented, the OPP has received hundreds of online reports from citizens
across Ontario. With this information, police have been able to use these online reports to make
linkages to property crime investigations, some of which have led to the arrest and charging of
The OPP is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiencies and increase public safety and we
are confident that online reporting has greater potential moving forward now that citizens can report
non-emergency incidents anywhere, anytime.