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New Online Reporting Offered by HPD

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Harrisonburg Police Department Press Release

Harrisonburg, Va - The Harrisonburg Police Department is excited to announce it will now be providing online police reporting for the public.

This web based reporting system, called CopLogic, will allow the public to file reports for certain incident types online, at their convenience. Types of incidents that can be filed online include animal complaints, property that has been found, harassing phone calls or emails, identity theft, lost property, suspicious activity or circumstances, vandalism, and vandalism to a vehicle.

The Harrisonburg Police Department anticipates this internet based reporting system to be very popular, particularly among those who are technologically savvy and who have come to expect services to be provided conveniently online.

CopLogic was purchased with state asset forfeiture funds in July 2013. The software is currently used by more than 300 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. The software also has the capability to translate up to five languages.

The services will allow the public to file a report at a time best for them without having to wait for a police officer to respond or call them. Police encourage the community to file the report as soon as possible. The public will be able to print a temporary copy of the report upon the submission of a valid report to the online reporting system. The report will be reviewed by police personnel and once approved, the complainant will receive an email with a free copy of the report.

The report will be transferred to the Harrisonburg Police Department records management system and receive the same investigation and statistical analysis as if the report had been filed by a police officer.

The public may also respond to the police department lobby located at 101 North Main Street and file an online report using a computer located in the lobby.

This online reporting option will allow officers more time to address community needs while offering an additional tool in reporting a minor, non-violent offense.

CopLogic is not intended to take the place of a needed officer response. If at any time a citizen requests a police officer, an officer will respond.

To access this online reporting system, go to www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/online-police-reporting.

Anyone experiencing an emergency is always encouraged to call 911.

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