Salina Police to Launch CopLogic
Todd Pittenger - Thu 11:25 AM 04/30/2009
Salina Police Chief Jim Hill looks on as Records Superviser Arlene Frederiksen demonstrates the new on-line CopLogic program Thursday morning.
The Salina Police Department is launching a new on-line service Friday.
Police Chief Jim Hill says that CopLogic will be available. The program makes filing police reports much easier and quicker by allowing citizens to report certain crimes like minor thefts, lost property, vandalism, and vehicle burglary directly on-line.
A report can be filed if the following criteria are met:
1. The crime happened in the city limits of Salina
2. The suspect is unknown or cannot be described
3. The value of the loss or damage is less than $1,000
4. The incident is not an emergency
These crimes can be reported from any computer that has internet access. Within thirty days a computer will be available for use in the lobby of the police department.
Citizens will also be able to report tips through the system.
Chief Hill says that CopLogic will help free up officers to spend more time on the street, and will save the department money. Last year officers responded to over 36,000 calls for service and 46,000 quick calls. He stresses that the program is only for minor cases and that for emergencies that require immediate response citizens should call 911.
The system was used for about 30 cases in April. Records Supervisor Arlene Frederiksen says that the response from those who used it was very positive.
The Salina Police Department is the second agency in Kansas to use CopLogic, joining Olathe.
To access CopLogic logon to www.pd.salina.org and click on "report a crime on-line".
Right now CopLogic is available in both English and Spanish. In the near future it will also be available ion Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, and Lao.