NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police department today announced the launch ofNOPD Online, a new online reporting system that will enable citizens to file non-emergency police reports quickly and easily over the internet. The system is designed to take information and generate completed reports for non-violent crimes.
“TheNOPD Onlinereporting system will allow citizens to report non-violent crimes quickly and easily, and enable our department to continue focusing manpower and resources on protecting public safety,” saidChief Michael Harrison. “It’s a win-win, for the city and for our officers.”
On the site, citizens will be asked four questions to begin the process for submitting and printing incidentreports instantly and free of charge. Reporting persons will be asked to verify:
Whether the incident is or is not an emergency
Did the incident occur within Orleans Parish?
There are no known suspects
Whether or not the incident occurred on an interstate or the Crescent City Connection
TheNOPD Onlineis designed to take property crimes reports such as a stolen bicycle, lost or stolen cell phone and incidents involving unknown offenders.
When the reporting process is complete, citizens will receive a case number and see prominent notification that the report was successfully submitted. Reports can then be printed for records and used during the process of filing insurance claims. An NOPD officer will follow up on the report if further action is needed.
Citizens should continue to report Incidents involving immediate danger through Emergency 9-1-1.
The new “Desk Officer Online Reporting System” is operated by Lexis/Nexis and has been adopted by over 300 law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. The system streamlines the reporting and communication process so officers can focus on mission-critical aspects of their duties.
TheNOPD Onlinereporting system is anticipated to free up officers time in responding to calls in person and will improve NOPD response time for emergencies.