DRACUT — Acting Chief Stephen Chaput is pleased to announce online reporting for non-emergency incidents is now available on the Dracut Police Department’s website.
The new online system allows residents to submit reports for non-emergency crimes or incidents immediately. Reports can be submitted 24 hours a day and a copy of an approved report will be provided by email for free. The new system also allows individuals to make online records and discovery requests, and ask general questions about the Dracut Police Department.
“We are glad to be able to offer a new, convenient way for residents to report non-emergency incidents and crimes to the department so that they can be quickly reviewed and thoroughly investigated,” Chief Chaput said. “It’s important to remember that residents should not use this form for emergencies, and should always call 911 if they are in need of urgent or immediate assistance.”
To access the new tool, click here.
The types of crimes and incidents that can be reported using the new system are:
- Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card
- Traffic Complaints (not accidents)
- Tips to the Police
- Phone/Computer Fraud or any Theft by Deception
- Shoplifting or Willful Concealment (Merchants Only)
- Lost Property
- Theft from a Motor Vehicle
- Unlawful Dumping
- Vandalism to a Vehicle
- Animal Complaints
Online reporting should not be used for reporting:
- Emergency incidents or crimes that are in-progress.
- Instances where there is a known suspect.
- Incidents that took place outside of Dracut.
- Felony-level offenses.
- Incidents involving firearms, bombs or incendiary devices.
- Incidents in which a person suffered any physical injuries.
Residents with questions about the new service may also contact the department by calling 978-957-2123.