Advertisement
Crime

Winnipeg police extending virtual crime reporting system

.
. Getty Images

Winnipeg police say they’ll continue their Virtual Police Response pilot project, after a review of the system saw positive feedback.

The project allows Winnipeggers to report a break-and-enter through a video chat system with a police officer.

READ MORE: Winnipeg police testing new technology to virtually report break-ins

The goal of the system was to reduce wait times for Winnipeggers looking to file reports.

Police said they immediately noticed a reduction in wait times for a response to those types of crimes.

READ MORE: Social media an open market for Winnipeg thieves looking to sell, says site administrator

Officers say the virtual crime reporting project saw calls in their queue significantly decrease.

The project will be extended to December, before a final decision to keepĀ  the system will be made.

Story continues below advertisement
Global News Redesign Global News Redesign
A fresh new look for Global News is here, tell us what you think
Take a Survey

Sponsored Stories