St. Paul Police Redirect Low Priority Incidents to Online Reporting
The Emergency Communications Center will no longer send officers to low priority incidents to ensure officers are available to respond to high priority crimes. Instead, callers wishing to report certain types of incidents will be redirected to report online or referred to teleserve.
There are nine types of incidents that emergency services will ask callers to report online:
- Criminal damage to property;
- Illegal dumping;
- Harassing phone calls;
- Lost property;
- Auto theft;
- Fraud and forgery;
- Detached garage burglary;
- Informational reports; and
St. Paul Police hope the policy change will free up their officers to deal with the most serious crimes and calls for service and respond more quickly than before. St. Paul Police will review every report filed online.
Click on the hyperlinks above for more information about the listed crimes on our website. If you have been arrested and have any questions about your situation, please give us a call at 763.421.6366.