Redlands Police Department adds Zoom crime reporting option

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As part of our continuing efforts to increase accessibility to the public and best serve the needs of a diverse community, the Redlands Police Department has added a virtual crime reporting option, using Zoom. The virtual crime reporting option will supplement the department’s current online alternative as well as traditional in-person and telephone reporting.

Criteria for reporting crime through Zoom are the same as the online reporting system currently available on the department website: the reported crime is not an emergency; the incident occurred within Redlands City limits; there are no known suspects; and the crime did not occur on a State freeway.

Community members interested in reporting a crime via Zoom may visit the department’s web page at https://www.cityofredlands.org/report-crime and scroll down to “Schedule a Zoom Meeting to Report a Crime.” Zoom meetings are currently available between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Once a request is submitted, the reporting party will receive an email that includes a link for the Zoom meeting. During the Zoom meeting, an officer will take the information from the reporting party and, if warranted, take a crime report and provide a case number along with instructions how to obtain a copy of the report.

For emergencies or crimes in progress, residents should call 911. Non-emergency crimes may be reported at the department’s business line at (909) 798-7681, ext. 1, or online using the Redlands Police Department’s CopLogic reporting system at www.cityofredlands.org/report-crime. Suspicious activity and tips can be reported using the City of Redlands 311 mobile app available for Android, iPhones, and iPads.