Why would I report a crime online instead of calling?

Online reporting is a convenient way to report certain crimes without having to come to the police department. It’s possible that when you call to report non-emergent crimes, you may have to wait to speak to an officer or meet with an officer. Online reporting allows you to provide us with the information and a means to contact you as soon as an officer is available to assist you. As the world continues to evolve towards more electronic means, we want to provide everyone in Riley County with the option to utilize technology to allow them to file a report on their time and at their own convenience.

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1. When should I make a report online?
2. What crimes can I report?
3. Why do you need to know my height, weight, eye color, and hair color?
4. Will you spam my email address?
5. What if I don’t have all of the details?
6. Why would I report a crime online instead of calling?
7. Why can I only report some crimes and not others?
8. What is the process of online reporting? When will I hear back from police?
9. Is my information secure?
10. Will an officer contact me after I report a crime?
11. How do I report an emergency?