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San Jose Police Roll Out Cloud-Based Way To Report Low-Level Crime

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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (KCBS)— San Jose Police are rolling out a new cloud-based system for reporting non-violent crimes in their community from their smartphones and computers. The technology, called Coplogic, is just another sign of law enforcement entering digital age.

SJPD Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Coplogic is for low-level crimes such as vandalism or car burglary and that victims can file their own police reports online to a third-party vendor.

“It saves them the time of coming down to the police department or calling an officer who’s already working on a team that’s likely short-staffed,” Dwyer said, adding that the system should save the department time and money.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said this type of cloud-based reporting is the way of the future.

“I think it’s also kind of cool that they allow you to file reports from a mobile phone, because often people are out and about when they’re victims of a crime,” he said.

For several years, San Jose residents have been able to report low-level crimes on the police department’s website, but the system was clunky and a difficult to navigate.

The crime reporting system can be found at sjpd.org.

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