Avoid being on hold or standing in line at the Parker Police Department. Parker residents can now file police reports online through a new reporting system.
According to the March 2010 Talk of the Town monthly newsletter for Parker, crimes must meet specific criteria to be reported online. Criteria include that the crime must have occurred within Parker town limits, be less than $1,000 in loss or damages, and have no available suspect information.
Only certain types of crimes are eligible for online reporting:
- Vandalism: damage to private or public property where graffiti is NOT present. If graffiti is present, residents must call the Parker Police Department.
- Theft: property taken without permission not including firearms, boats, vehicles ATV’s, or any other motorized vehicle, or theft from a vehicle. In these instances, Parker police must be contacted by phone or in person.
- Lost Property: includes property believed to be lost or missing, but not stolen.
- Hit and Run: an accident that occurred on private property, not involving injuries or damage to public property. Private property includes driveways, parking lots, and private roadways.
Parker police stress that if a crime is happening right now, call 9-1-1 emergency services. Do not use the online reporting system.
To access the new Parker Police Department online crime reporting service, log on to www.ParkerPolice.org and look for the link at the top of the page titled Programs and Services. An email address is required. Parker residents using the system will receive a confirmation email that can be printed and a temporary report number.
All reports are reviewed by police. Residents may be contacted by an officer if more information is needed.
In 2007, Parker, CO property crimes were the most reported of all crimes, numbering 687 per 10,000 population. Even so, Parker crime statistics rank lower than state and national averages in all categories.
Parker residents can also access a free Online Crime Alerting and Mapping service showing maps of reported crimes ranging from 3 to 30 days prior. Read “Parker crime information available online in near real time” for more information.
For crimes not meeting criteria, call the Parker Police Department at 303-841-9800.
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