Will it relieve pressure on overstretched 101 Phone Service?
West Midlands Police is trialling a new website that allows you to report crimes online.
Using west-midlands.police.uk you can
- Report low-level crimes
- Give statements
- Track the progress of cases
- Find information and advice
Chief Constable Dave Thompson claimed the move had been driven by a "huge appetite from people for us to go digital."
Lib Dem Councillor Jo Fairburn said:
"At a Council meeting earlier this year I questioned the level of service provided by the 101 non-emergency number.
“The Solihull Cabinet member for Stronger Communities seemed unaware of the problem - in spite of the region’s Police bosses acknowledging it.
"While welcoming this trial, I’ve called on the Chief Constable to properly resource the phone service.
“Many, including some older people, don't have internet access or don’t feel comfortable reporting crimes on a website."