Arcata Police Department press release:
The Arcata Police Department is providing a new online police reporting option for the public. This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types (minor theft, vehicle burglary, lost property, non-injury traffic collisions, crime tips, etc.) over the internet at their convenience. The Arcata Police Department expects this internet based reporting service to be very popular among citizens who have come to expect police services to be provided immediately and conveniently online.
The service will allow the public to file a report at a time that is best for them without having to wait for an officer to respond or call them back. The public will be able to print a temporary copy of the report upon submitting the report. The report will be reviewed by police personnel and once approved the filing person will receive an email with a copy of the report attached without cost. The report will transfer into the Arcata Police Department’s records management system and receive the same investigation and statistical analysis ability as if the report had been filed by a police officer.
This web based reporting option will allow officers more time to address community needs while keeping pace with the public expectancy to complete services via the internet.
The Arcata Police Department will be using the Desk Officer Online Reporting System from San Ramon, California based software company Coplogic, Inc (www.Coplogic.com).
The web based crime reporting service is available at cityofarcata.org/report
And is also available in Spanish at https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/startreport/300003936/es