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Jul 13

Citizens Can Now File Police Reports with NNPDOnline

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 8:49 AM by Communications Department

NNPDOnline is a new software program that allows citizens to report minor, non-violent crimes on their own time without the presence of a police officer. This web-based solution is accessible through any internet-enabled computer. All reports filed via NNPDOnline are reviewed by police personnel and, once approved, the person filing the report receives an email with a copy of it attached. NNPD online_SCThe report then transfers into the Newport News Police Department’s records management system and receives the same investigation as if the report had been filed by a police officer.

In order to file a report on NNPDOnline, there can be no injuries, no evidence to collect at the scene of the crime, the incident cannot occur on a state highway and the incident must occur within Newport News city limits. For example, if a citizen awakes in the morning to discover that someone broke into their car and found items missing, they can file the report online via NNPDOnline. Once police personnel have reviewed the submission online and approved it for NNPDOnline, the citizen will receive an email with a report number – often required for an insurance claim.
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Citizens can file NNPDOnline reports for identity theft, threats, lost or found property, vandalism, harassment and other incidents. A complete list of reportable crimes is available online. Visit to find more information as well as detailed instructions for filing a report.