Vancouver Police Department re-launches online reporting system

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Police Department has re-launched its online crime reporting system. As of Mon., Oct. 31, citizens can access the system through the Vancouver Police Department website at www.vanpolice.org and can report the following crimes:

  • Graffiti or Tagging (damage less than $750)
  • Harassing Phone Call
  • Identity Theft or Fraud
  • Lost Property
  • Malicious Mischief (damage less than $750)
  • Theft (amount of theft less than $750)
  • Vehicle Prowl
  • Vehicle Prowl Motor Home

Only crimes that occurred in the city of Vancouver may be reported using the online system.

The online reporting system can only accept the above-listed crimes. If an online report is attempted for a crime that is not listed, the report will be rejected, which will delay the reporting process. To report crimes that are not listed, citizens should call either 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 (the Clark County non-emergency number), depending on the level of emergency. For all crimes in progress, or any violent crimes, citizens should always call 9-1-1.

Reports submitted using the online reporting system are entered into the same electronic report system as police reports generated by Vancouver Police Department personnel, and are reviewed by staff prior to final approval.

As always, citizens may also make telephone reports by calling the Vancouver Police Department at (360) 487-7355, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

For more information on crime reporting, click here.

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Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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