The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will now let you report a minor crime on their website. In the press release, the County Sheriff’s Office says that you can write the reporting would include crimes that don’t involve a known suspect or a gun in this manner.
Additionally, you can use the website to report missing or lost property, criminal mischief or vandalism, petit theft, and identity theft.
“[Online reporting] increases efficiency and time management on both sides,” said Investigations Captain David Allen., “
Once a witness fills out a form online, the information gets sent to the investigations captain and referred to the appropriate investigator within the Sheriff’s Office.
The online form can be found here.
Just like in real life, making a false report is a crime.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office continues to innovate in the technological sphere, especially when communicating with citizens. In 2022 alone, the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office launched a mobile phone app and created hundreds of content-filled posts on social media to communicate more efficiently and effectively with residents of Okaloosa County.
Additionally, Sheriff Eric Aden’s agency has implemented Flock Safety license plate cameras, which can notify deputies of the presence of vehicles connected to a crime. The cameras used have already led to several arrests.
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