BUSINESSES across Staffordshire can now report crime to the police online.
Lisa Cope, head of contact services at Staffordshire Police, said: “We’re working hard to transform our services for the future and where possible make life easier for the public we serve.
“All crime can still be reported via 101, but we hope this new online option for business owners makes us more accessible and responsive.”
Resolution Centre Inspector Mark Barlow added: “We will still of course be led by the victim and are keen to listen and respond to feedback so that we can provide a more forward-thinking service.”
Victims reporting crime online will be provided with a desk-based investigation, with a police officer sourcing statements over the telephone and evidence such as CCTV being uploaded directly onto the force’s IT system.
The new approach has already seen a much faster response to crime reports and is saving response officers’ time, as they are now only required at the point of arrest.
To report a business crime online, visit https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/reportit.