Winnipeg police extending virtual crime reporting system

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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.

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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.

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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.

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