Friday, September 23, 2011

NHPD Reporting

NHPD Reporting.  Many neighbors have shared their concerns regarding their ability to report un-witnessed property crimes to the NHPD. Last spring, the City's CAO together with NHPD and the Dept of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) implemented changes designed to improve service and save costs. However, the "expedited report" change didn't work for a variety of reasons.

To make a police report for un-witnessed property crimes, call the NHPD non-emergency number: 203.946.8221.

The DPSC operator will take the report, decide whether or not to dispatch an officer, and can generate a report with a case number.

Please report ALL crime as this data drives resource allocation.

Please read city CAO Rob Smut's letter to the Public Safety Committee (I and many colleagues shared our constituents' concerns on this issue) explaining efforts for DPSC changes which included the trial reporting changes, but until further notice, the reverting to the old policy of taking reports over the phone by DPSC operators.

Click to read letter from Rob Smuts, CAO, City of New Haven