Elkhart Police Department introduces online incident reporting website
ELKHART, Ind. – The Elkhart Police Department is now offering an online incident reporting website, which allows residents to report certain non-violent crimes directly to police.
The new website accepts submissions of non-violent crimes for which there is no suspect information. Incidents that can be reported through the website include:
- Theft Offenses (not involving medications or firearms & no suspect information)
- Criminal Mischief (ex: damage to personal property or vehicles; no suspect information)
- Harassment (no suspect information)
- Vandalism (no suspect information)
“Offering online reporting for certain incidents allows us to better serve the community, and provides flexibility to our citizens,” Chief Kris Seymore adds. “For individuals that still want to speak directly to an officer and report these incidents, those citizens still have the option of having an officer come and take their report. The choice of online reporting in our increasingly digital age offers just one more tool in our 21st century policing toolbox, and allows us to meet members of our community where they feel most comfortable.”
After writing the report, the reporting party will get an email telling them the report was submitted.
The reporting party will then get a case number when the report is approved. The report can be printed out for records.
Officers will contact the reporting party for further information if needed.
Community members can also use the kiosk in the lobby of the police department to file an online report.
The police department is located at 175 Waterfall Drive in Elkhart.