Troopers announce launch of online reporting tool

The new system aims to eliminate the need to file police reports by calling the non-emergency line or going to a trooper post

Alaska State Troopers logo.

Alaska State Troopers logo.

The Alaska State Troopers have launched a new online reporting system for non-emergency incidents, according to a June 10 press release from the Department of Public Safety.

The system, which can be accessed at https://dps.alaska.gov/ast/crimereport, allows reporting of fraud, harassing phone calls, shoplifting, theft, trespassing and vandalism/criminal mischief. According to the release, the new system also seeks to eliminate the need for Alaskans to file police reports by calling the non-emergency line or going to a trooper post.

To file online, the troopers need to confirm that the incident is not an emergency, not an in-progress crime, occurred within state trooper jurisdiction, and that the suspect remains unknown. After filing, people should receive a confirmation of submission, the case number, and a printable copy of the police report.

According to the release, AST will review reports for accuracy and follow up with the filer if needed.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

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