The Surprise Police Department has partnered with LexisNexis Coplogic to provide an online crime reporting option for victims of property crimes.
The online option allows someone to make a report about certain property crimes, such as stolen items, much quicker than requesting an officer to take a report in-person. It also allows officers to stay on patrol and respond to emergencies.
The new online reporting system can be easily accessed from the Surprise Police Department webpage or directly at surpriseaz.gov/ReportACrime.
The website offers a short video overview of the new system and the reporting portal offers an easy step-by-step process to submit the report by answering several questions. Users can also attach documents associated with the crime. Once completed, a victim is provided with a temporary report number and can print the report for their records or file a claim.
Each report filed through the online system is reviewed by a member of the Surprise Police Department within five business days. Victims are updated about their reports via email and will be informed if follow-up on their case is necessary.
It is important to note that filing a false police report is a crime. Any person found making a false report using the online system could be charged with a misdemeanor.
There are some circumstances where the online system cannot be used to file a property crime report, such as those involving an active crime or when the victim has suspect information.
In these cases, or if the victim wishes to file a report in person, they are encouraged to call the Surprise Police Department’s non-emergency number at 623-222-4000.
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