The Nanaimo RCMP is releasing a new fax form which will allow citizens to fax in select non-emergency crimes.
This is part of a pilot project for the BC RCMP’s new Fax Crime Reporting tool which also includes detachments in Kelowna, Richmond, Ridge Meadows, Surrey and now, Nanaimo.
Fax reporting provides a speedy and state-of-the-art method for citizens to report less serious crimes.
Citizens with a home fax machine or Compuserve ID number can report less serious crimes that occurred in Nanaimo, where there is no suspect or witness and follow up by a police officer is not required.
The Nanaimo Beacon has obtained a copy of the form:
“This additional reporting tool will enhance our service delivery to residents of Nanaimo,” said the RCMP in a news release delivered to the Beacon by carrier pigeon, “While allowing police to focus on emergency calls for service.”
For more information, contact:
Cst. Gary O’Brien
Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3