Harassing telephone calls? Lost property? If you have these or other non-emergency issues, you don't have to wait around for a South Pasadena Police officer to take your report anymore -- just do it yourself.
Beginning Tuesday, the department will use the Desk Officer Online Reporting System provided by the California-based software company Coplogic, Inc. Residents may access the reporting software through the department's website www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/police.
"The Coplogic system is a user-friendly program that will allow the South Pasadena Police Department to help citizens report non-emergencies in a timely and convenient manner,'' according to a press release from the department.
This reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types -- minor thefts, lost property, harassing telephone calls, crime tips, etc.-- over the internet at their convenience. Folks can file a report at a time that is best for them without having to wait for an officer to respond or call them back.
Members of the public will be able to print a temporary copy of the report after they submit it. Once police personnel approve it, the filing person will receive an email with a copy of the report attached without cost. The report will be transfered into the South Pasadena Police Department's records management system and receive the same investigation and statistical analysis as if the report had been filed by a police officer.
The purpose of providing this online option is to use current technology "to meet the reporting requirements of our citizens (when the crime is not in progress and there are no suspects or evidence), while at the same time freeing up officers to concentrate on high priority community needs,'' the press release states.