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SLOPD's new online reporting tool now available

Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 21:58:12-05

The San Luis Obispo Police Department's new online reporting tool is now up and running.

People can now report the following types of incidents to the Citizen's Online Reporting System on the SLOPD website:

  • Lost property
  • Theft (under $950)
  • Hit and runs involving parked vehicles without witnesses
  • Annoying communications
  • Vandalism or graffiti
  • Abandoned vehicles

The website will allow users to upload photos along with their report, which will be assigned a temporary case number and reviewed by a police officer.

The police department says over the last four years, it has seen an increase of 800 to 1,000 additional calls for service per year, and the hope is the new reporting system will help free up officers to do more policing.

People can still call the police department's non-emergency dispatch line at (805) 781-7312 to report an incident and request a police officer respond.