The Aransas Pass PD developed an online crime reporting system to streamline incident reporting and improve our community’s public safety mission. What started primarily for retail theft reporting, has now expanded to public use. Here are the details…
First of all, do not substitute this system for a matter that requires an IMMEDIATE police officer response. For emergencies, always call 911. For immediate needs that are otherwise not an emergency but still require an officer’s swift response, call 361-758-5224.
This system is designed for crimes or situations that have already occurred where a report is needed but does not require an officer’s immediate response. For example:
- the theft or criminal damage took place hours or days before, and both a report and investigation are needed;
- a cell phone was lost, and a police report is needed for insurance replacement purposes;
- a child custody dispute has arisen, and for legal purposes, police department documentation will be required in the future;
- an officer was requested for a non-emergency/non-priority situation, but the officers are significantly delayed in responding due to more pressing calls.
An officer should always follow up on all online reports made.
An online report made for fraud or identity theft will require in-person validation. We do not accept ID theft reports from non-residents of Aransas Pass. You must file your ID Theft report within the jurisdiction you reside.
Other examples where online reporting might be appropriate: threats, criminal mischief, harassment, etc. – any matter that is not an active emergency.
“Our online reporting system is not intended to deter one from requesting an in-person visit from law enforcement. We provide this service as a matter of convenience to you, our public served. In-person or online, we remain ready to serve!” – Chief Eric Blanchard
To access the system now, visit https://police.aptx.gov/online-reporting-system/. Correspondence will occur through email, so be sure to use a valid email address, and make sure we don’t get routed to your spam inbox.
If you have any questions about when to file an online report, please contact us for more details. If your issue is one of a technical nature related to the functionality of the reporting system itself, contact IT Manager David Offalter or reach us at 361-758-5224.
We hope this new system will help streamline our services and further fulfill our overall public safety mission.