LMPD launches new way to report crime online
It's called CopLogic, and LMPD believes it will help officers and victims alike.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Break-ins, thefts and vandalism are crimes that strip us of our sense of security. And they're happening across Louisville all day, every day.
LMPD's Service Center is often flooded with the calls, but the way victims take care of the damage done from those crimes is changing.
"This just gives them an option to have another way to have a report taken," said LMPD Records Manager Susan Bowling.
LMPD launched CopLogic on louisville-police.org this week, an online way to fill out a police report.
"All the reports that they would be entering would be of a non-violent nature," Bowling said. "They would not require an officer to come out."
Here's how it works: You fill out all of the required information, submit it and get a police report number. LMPD then gets an email full of your information and tells you when you can pick up a report you may need to provide later for insurance.
Police say if you can do your taxes or shop online, you can definitely do this.
"This is far easier to do than any of those things," Bowling said. "It allows the officer to be on those calls that require their presence."
The benefits are supposed to help the victim and LMPD officers.
"You don't have to wait for someone to answer the phone, or for an officer to come," said Robin Vaughan with LMPD.
If it seems too impersonal, and you want an officer present, that's still an option.
CopLogic is officially up and running for whenever you may need it.
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