The Toronto Police Force is launching a new mobile app aiming to help the public report crimes, get safety alerts, and to assist in filing police reports.
Officials said in a statement the free downloadable app “allows residents to stay informed and engaged by getting direct access to important TPS services.”
“Specifically, the app provides support for victims and witnesses and keeps the public updated with alerts in the event of an emergency. Other features include station locations, crime prevention information, news updates and the ability to file certain reports online.”
The app does not replace 911, and users cannot make emergency calls from it.
The app can be used for:
- Keeping you informed of major issues, missing persons and other important information.
- Damage to property or a vehicle under $5,000
- Theft from a vehicle or gas under $5,000
- Driving complaints
- Graffiti complaints
Police cheif Mark Saunders also says “You can enter a police report from the app, start an investigation for both a criminal matter and also to report local neighbourhood issues and driving complaints.”