TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple Police department is encouraging residents to report certain non-emergency incidents online or by phone when possible.
The TPB will continue to respond to in-person calls for services that require an officer to be present on the scene. This includes crimes in progress, disturbances in progress and calls involving violence or the potential for violence.
The TBD said they are asking residents to report certain crimes online in order to protect residents and officers and maintain social distancing requirements.
The department has also assigned officers to assist citizens with crime-related questions and to take reports by phone.
Reports will only be taken by phone in situations where an officer's presence is not needed on the scene, according to the TPD.
Residents can use the department's online reporting platform to report crimes.
Types of crimes that can be submitted online include:
- Burglary of a coin-operated machine
- Criminal mischief Debit/credit card abuse
- Harassing phone call
- Lost property
- Reckless damage
Theft In the event of an emergency, dial 911 to request immediate response from an officer. For non-emergencies, dial 254-298-5500 or use the link above to submit a report online.
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