EDISON — The Edison Police Department will be launching an on-line citizen reporting system, referred to as Coplogic, that will allow minor crimes or incidents to be reported without the need for a police officer to take the initial report.
The reports which will be able to be filed online include: Lost Property, Theft, Theft from a Motor Vehicle, Vandalism, and Vandalism to a Motor Vehicle in which there is no suspect(s) and the crime did not involve a domestic violence situation, a firearm, or a stolen motor vehicle.
“The Edison Police Department will benefit greatly from this new initiative.” Chief Thomas Bryan Stated. “We will be able to free up and reallocate police resources to better meet the needs of the community, while at the same time providing a 24/7 online system for citizens to report a crime or incident at their convenience.”
Citizens will be able to report a crime or incident from any computer or smart phone with internet access and a valid e-mail address. They will need to go to the Edison website: www.edisonnj.org then seek the link for Coplogic, on-line police reports. The system has been made user friendly, with the aim of allowing even the most novice computer user to navigate it with ease.
Once an online report is submitted, a temporary report number will be assigned for record keeping purposes. Upon review and approval by a police officer, the report will be sent via e-mail in a free PDF document to the e-mail address submitted, which constitutes a valid police report. This will provide the citizen a convenient way of retrieving the report without making the trip to police headquarters.
A video has been established to assist citizens with any questions they may have regarding the on-line reporting system. The Coplogic assistance video is located on the Township website under the link to the Coplogic system.