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Tallahassee Police: Take advantage of online crime reporting

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 14:57:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an effort to promote social distancing, the Tallahassee Police Department is encouraging the public to report certain, non-emergency crimes online.

TPD says they're doing their part to practice social distancing and are asking the public to consider reporting certain crimes online at or on mobile devices using the DigiTally app.

Online reporting offers a way to submit and print a non-emergency report in a convenient and timely manner.

They acknowledge that not all crimes can be reported this way and want people to call them if they need immediate assistance or have an emergency.

The incidents you can report online are as follows:

-Forgery or Use of Fraudulent Documents
-Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Cards
-Harassing Phone Calls/Text/E-Mails
-Identity Theft
-Lost Cell Phone/Credit Card/Property
-Mail Theft
-Suspicious Activity
-Shoplifting (NOT IN PROGRESS)
-Vandalism of Property/Vehicle
-Vehicle Burglary-Parts removed from the vehicle
-Violation of Injunction unless the victim is concerned for safety
-Delayed Assault/Battery

If the suspect is still on scene, call 850-606-5800. You should call 911 if there is a safety concern or emergency.

TPD says the online report is free of charge.

When you file a report, a temporary case number will immediately be e-mailed to you and a permanent case number will follow in a few days.

"The cases are reviewed by our Criminal Investigation Bureau and assigned to an investigator if the criteria are met," TPD wrote in the release.

If you have any questions, call TPD at 850-891-4200 or the Consolidated Dispatch Agency at 850-606-5800.