The Telcom unit provides supplemental services to the Police Department and the public in the areas of investigation. Telephone/Internet reporting is an alternative method of handling calls for services by using the telephone/Internet rather than dispatching a marked patrol unit.
The Telcom Unit is designed to
- relieve the call load of sworn personnel by handling non-emergency calls when the presence of an officer is not advantageous
- reduce the amount of time officers spend answering service calls that are primarily of a report-taking/information-gathering nature
- provide a service to the public that allows a report to be filed over the telephone/Internet without reducing the quality of police service being provided
- handle walk-in calls at the Public Safety Center located on Cherry Street.
Telephone police reporting of Non-Emergency Incidents
Call the Telcom Unit at
Internet police reporting
To submit an online police report, go to the Winston-Salem Police Department's Police-to-Citizen (P2C) web site. P2C's online reporting feature is designed for incidents that require police assistance but do not constitute an emergency. A few examples of non-emergency incidents that may be submitted using P2C are: aggressive driving, identity theft, larceny, police service. Please note that you will need to use the Internet Explorer browser to access the features of P2C.
Benefit to the Community
- Telcom provides citizens the convenience of filing a police report anytime/anywhere they have access to a telephone/Internet connection.
- Provides citizens with a level of anonymity when they do not wish to have the presence of a marked patrol unit in their community.
- The Police-2-Citizen website provides citizens with an easy method of transmitting data (photos, e-mails, etc) to the police department. In the past, these items would have to be mailed or hand delivered.
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