Monday, May 3, 2010

CCSO Offers Online Crime Reporting

Victims of certain offenses in Collier County now have the ability to file crime reports online through

The new service is part of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s ongoing effort to increase service and save tax dollars.

Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk said the online crime reporting system will free up deputies to respond to other calls and make report filing more convenient for citizens.

“If you need to report a lost cell phone for insurance purposes, you can do it online at your convenience instead of calling and waiting for a deputy to come to your house,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “Meanwhile, the deputy who would have been dispatched to your location is out taking care of other calls.”

The system may be used to report harassing phone calls, lost property, criminal mischief, petty theft, grand theft up to $1,000, animal complaints, identity theft and property damage. Crime tips can also be reported.

Only crimes that take place within Collier County but outside the Naples and Marco Island city limits may be reported through the system. Anyone who is unsure whether their crime meets that requirement can find out by calling CCSO’s non-emergency number, 239.252.9300.