Police want to streamline the process of reporting certain crimes by offering an online process instead of calling the department. The website on the TPD’s homepage https://www.topeka.org/tpd/citizen-reporting/ will take reports on the following types of crime:
- Lost or missing personal property. However, for items like a bicycle or a firearm found on your property, TPD wants a call at 785-368-9551 to send an officer to retrieve it and check it into TPD’s lost and found room.
- Unlawful use of financial information: if someone used your credit card or bank information to purchase goods or services.
- Identity theft: if someone used your personal information without your consent.
- Property damage under $1,000 in estimated value. Theft of property outside your home under $1,000 in estimated value. Burglaries to homes and theft of firearms, vehicles, ATVs, or boats must be reported directly to an officer by calling TPD.
- Harassment by phone
The new program allows residents to upload photographs or documents to be collected as evidence.