“I called 911,” she said. “I was told they will not even take a report
on that because it wasn't an in-progress crime, and I wasn't hurt.”
She said she went online at tulsapolice.com and filed a report to support her insurance claim.
By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 29, 2010; 9:12 PM
Police chiefs across the country say that they are feeling the effects of the nation's economic downturn directly, with budget cuts forcing them to reduce their ranks and leading to fears that the downturn in crime will soon be reversed.
In Sacramento, beset by California's financial woes, homicides are up 43 percent this year, assaults on police are up 13 percent, and Chief Rick Braziel said he had to eliminate his vice unit.
By City News Service
July 1, 2010
San Diegans can now file crime reports with the police department and renew alarm permits online.
The new system is designed to free up time for officers and communications staff to handle other police duties, said police Assistant Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
The crime report form can be accessed via the city and police department websites, or at sdpdfilemypolicereport.org, Zimmerman said.
Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
BY KEVIN JOHNSON
Budget cuts are forcing police around the country to stop responding to fraud, burglary and theft calls as officers focus limited resources on violent crime.
Cutbacks in such places as Oakland, Tulsa and Norton, Mass., have forced police to tell residents to file their own reports -- online or in writing -- for break-ins and other lesser crimes.
By Doug Page, Staff Writer Updated 11:37 PM Friday, July 16, 2010
DAYTON — Police are depending more on citizen groups to watch for crime in their neighborhoods while facing the prospect of fewer police on streets.
“It takes being involved,” said Lodia Furnas, president of the Burkhardt-Springfield Neighborhood Association. “It’s going to take the citizens to stand up, speak out and work with the officers we have to protect our city.”