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.
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.
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 keep the system will be made.