“NNPDOnline” is a new software program that allows citizens to go online and file a police report for certain non-violent crimes. It is a web-based solution accessible through any internet-enabled computer. The program allows citizens to report minor crimes on their own time and does not require the presence of a police officer.
All NNPDOnline reports will be reviewed by police personnel and once approved the filing person will receive an email with a copy of the report attached, without cost. The report will transfer into the Newport News Police Department’s records management system and will receive 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; there is no evidence to collect at the scene of the crime; the incident did not occur on a state highway; and it did
occur within Newport News city limits.
For example, if you awake in the morning to discover that someone broke into your car and found items missing, you can file the report online via NNPDOnline. Once police personnel have reviewed the submission online and approved it for NNPDOnline, you will receive an email with a report number – often required for an insurance claim. You can file a NNPDOnline report for identity theft, threats, lost or found property, vandalism, harassment and other incidents. A complete list of reportable crimes is available online.
“We consider this a convenient option for the citizens of Newport News and just another step in keeping up with public safety technology for our community members,” said NNPD Police Chief Richard Myers. Chief Myers is also quick to point out that regardless of the crime, if you wish to see a police officer, one will be dispatched.
“Not only do we see this program as a convenience for our citizens, we also feel it will free up time for our patrol officers to handle emergencies and other high-priority or dangerous crimes helping us fulfill our mission of continuing to keep our community safe and free of crime,” added Myers.
NNPDOnline is now live in Newport News and available by visiting nnva.gov/NNPDOnline. By visiting this site you will find more information about the process as well as detailed instructions for filing a report.