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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  Valdosta Police have a new way for people to report crime online.

You can report five different crimes within in the city limits 24 hours a day.

Handling the initial stages of a report electronically will save officers time.

With the stroke of keyboard and a click of a mouse you can report crime in Valdosta.

"It's convenient for both you the citizen and for us the police department," said Valdosta Police Cmdr. Eugene Bell.

You can file an incident report online for theft, damage to property, trespassing, simple assault and simple battery.

"It's not that there's an increase of crime, it's just we're in the 21st century and we're trying to become part of the 21st century,"said Bell.

"I would prefer to use the online thing," said Valdosta resident Nick Copeland. I think sometimes people ware intimidated to call. I think it's much easier to go online and just fill it out."

With the online system officers have more time to respond to higher priority calls. The forms shouldn't be used for emergencies. If you're in an emergency situation call 9-1-1.

Once the forms are sent off, an email is sent showing you submitted the form. Police say they need detailed information.

"Don't just come in and say somebody stole my porcelein dog off my front porch and that's it," said Bell. "Give me the who what where when how why."

There's even a space on there to list a suspect.

So if you have internet access you can conveniently file a report that'll save you time and trip to the police department.

Police say you don't have to use the online system you can still call them and meet with them face to face.

They still have their kiosk inside the lobby you can use to file reports. Click here for online reporting.


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