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'Cop Logic': SF police join forces with new technology

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The Sioux Falls Police Department is launching a new system for crime reporting and it's all done online.

It's called 'Cop Logic' and police say it will provide a faster, more efficient way for you to report crime of minor nature from vandalism to theft or harassing phone calls.

If you need to report a more minor crime, this is the way to do it. It saves both the officer and you a lot of time while it brings a lot more efficiency. It's a system that's been in the works for a number of years and is becoming more common in other cities.

If you head to the Sioux Falls Police Department page, the easy directions are there to begin a report. Once you fill out the report, you send it, the officer receives it and can respond that much sooner than before.

Ideally, officers would like to continue responding in-person to every incident reported but with increasing numbers, it's just not as feasible as it used to be.

"The reality is there are a lot of minor cases that our officers respond to, we spend a considerable amount of time on, this will allow that time to be used in a more proactive way and officers can be responding to a more serious thing," Chief Doug Barthel said.

Chief Barthel also said the nice thing about the new system is that you don't have to use it if you can't, or don't want to. If you'd rather have an officer respond, in person, they most certainly will do that which will never change.

Click the following link to check out the new Cop Logic system or to report a crime:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/police/online-citizen-report.aspx 

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