Ann Arbor police introduce new online system to file police reports
The Ann Arbor Police Department will now allow people to file police reports for minor crimes on the Internet through the department’s website, officials announced Monday.
According to a statement released by the department, people now can make police reports for harassing phone calls, theft, vandalism, identity theft, lost or damaged property or private property crashes by visiting www.a2gov.org/police.
The statement said these crimes were chosen because “these reports typically do not require a police interview or follow up investigation but they are often needed for insurance claims or other matters.”
The Ann Arbor Police Services Unit records section, the AAPD detective bureau administration office, the property unit and the police payroll office will have new hours as well. The office will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The offices are closed on Fridays.
By allowing citizens to file these police reports online, the department will now be able to focus on more urgent matters and people will not have to drive downtown to file a report in person, according to the statement.