New online tool allows citizens to report over a dozen different crimes to Horry police

New online tool allows citizens to report over a dozen different crimes to Horry police
A new online tool by the Horry County Police Department is providing community members the opportunity to report property-based and non-violent crimes. (Source: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A new online tool by the Horry County Police Department is providing community members the opportunity to report property-based and non-violent crimes.

According to a news release from HCPD, the LexisNexis CopLogic system allows citizens to report 14 types of crimes, including:

  • Accidental damage
  • Auto tampering
  • Breach of trust
  • Harassment/unlawful communication
  • Identity theft
  • Informational report
  • Larceny from auto
  • Lost property
  • Loud noise
  • Malicious damage to property
  • Malicious animals
  • Petite larceny (Under $2,000)
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing

“The types of crimes that can be reported via CopLogic are those that do not necessitate the immediate presence of an officer. As such, reporting incidents through CopLogic may reduce officer response time for incidents that do require an immediate response or police presence,” the release states.

Community members, however, should still report active incidents and emergency situations by calling 911 or the HCPD non-emergency dispatch line at 843-248-1520.

The CopLogic program was first launched in beta in January 2019 with a limited number of users and no website landing page.

“At that time, it was primarily loss prevention officers for stores reporting shoplifting incidents. We then worked with them directly, as well as our IT department and officers to, over time, make small adjustments to the program and add the other crime types for reporting,” HCPD spokesperson Mikayla Moskov said.

According to Moskov, HCPD added a website landing page mid-year without announcement and began accepting whatever reports came in. She added final changes to the program and website were made during that time.

“Now, we are officially announcing the program to the community at large, and accepting reports of all 14 types,” Moskov said.

When filing a CopLogic report, the information is initially received in the same way as a crime tip or non-emergency call for service. Within five days of submitting details via the CopLogic system, the report will be reviewed by an officer and processed through the HCPD records management system. The information will then become an official police report, the release states.

The CopLogic reporting system can be accessed by community members 24 hours a day, seven days a week via any internet-enabled computer or mobile device.

To file a CopLogic report, click here.

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