There are three types of complaints that we take through online reporting: Traffic Complaints, suspected suspicious drug activity at a residence or property and Crimes Below $5000 in which a suspect is unlikely to be identified. Online reporting allows you to take action immediately and is an efficient and effective use of police resources.
When you report a crime online:
- Your file will be reviewed
- You will be issued a file number
- Your incident will go into our reporting protocols, helping us identify patterns and shift resources to protect your neighbourhood appropriately.
- In order to file your Crime Report online you must have a valid email address.
Filing a Crime Report or Traffic Complaint online takes about 20 minutes of your time. There are six steps to the process. The first step in the process confirms that the offense you are reporting is able to be taken online. Reports for some types of offenses, such as hate crimes, must be taken by an officer.
If this is an Emergency, do not file a report online, but instead call 911 immediately.
There are three types of traffic complaints you can make online:
- GENERAL INFORMATION – This is general information that you want us to be aware of for potential enforcement action as time and resources permit. ie. a continual problem with speeders in your area.
- WARNINGS – These are observed driving offences where you simply want the police to speak to the driver or owner and issue a warning.
- CHARGES LAID ON YOUR BEHALF – These are observed driving offences that you feel warrant immediate enforcement action and you want police to issue a Violation Ticket on your behalf. You must be willing to attend court and give evidence.
There are a series of types of crimes you can report online:
- Suspected or Suspicious Drug Activity at a Residence or Property
- Graffitti Complaints
- Theft under $5000 where you do not know the suspect. These include:
- Cheque Fraud under $5000
- Credit and Debit Card under $5000
- Theft from Vehicle under $5000
- Bicycle Theft under $5000
- Theft under $5000
- Counterfeit Currency
- Lost Property
- Found Bicycle
As Canada’s tipline, Cybertip.ca’s mandate is to protect children from online sexual exploitation by:
- Receiving and processing tips from the public about potentially illegal material, as well as activities regarding the online sexual exploitation of children, and referring any relevant leads to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency; and
- Providing the public with information and other resources, as well as support and referral services, to help Canadians keep themselves and their families safe while using the Internet.