Comox Valley RCMP has suspended civilian fingerprinting and other services as the office is closed temporarily due to COVID-19. Stock image

Comox Valley RCMP has suspended civilian fingerprinting and other services as the office is closed temporarily due to COVID-19. Stock image

Comox Valley RCMP taking precautions in response to COVID-19

The Comox Valley RCMP community police office is closed until further notice

  • Mar. 25, 2020 12:30 a.m.

In order to protect the public, volunteers and employees, the Comox Valley RCMP community police office is closed until further notice.

All front counter services including but not limited to; civilian fingerprinting services, criminal record or police information checks and found property will not be conducted until further notice.

If you are exhibiting symptoms including fever, coughing and difficulty breathing, do not come to the detachment for any police services.

These changes are being taken as a preventative measure and do not affect 9-1-1 service or calls to the non-emergency police line (250) 338-1321. Both of those services continue to be offered 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Our priority continues to be community safety and security and we are taking these measures to help ensure core policing duties will not be impacted.

The public can also report crimes using the Online Crime Reporting tool at: www.bc.rcmp.ca/comoxvalley/report

Residents and business owners from the Comox Valley, with a valid email address, are able to use the Online Crime Reporting tool using their computers, smartphones or tablets to report a crime.

The following incidents are reportable online:

• Damage/mischief under $5,000 to property;

• Damage/mischief under $5,000 to vehicle;

• Hit and run to unoccupied vehicle or property;

• Theft of bicycle under $5,000;

• Theft under $5,000;

• Theft under $5,000 from vehicle;

• Lost property.

In order to make a report online, the following conditions must be met:

• The member of the public making the online report must use their real name and have a valid e-mail address;

• There must not be any witnesses or suspects;

• Follow-up by a police officer must not be required;

• Reports must not involve personal identification (passports, drivers licences, etc), firearms, licence plates or decals;

• The user must agree to the terms and conditions of use.