Gettysburg Police Department is announcing a new online reporting mechanism for NON-EMERGENCY incidents. People who want to report a non-emergency incident within the Borough can now do so online. People can just click the link which will soon be posted on the Borough website, Police Facebook and Twitter pages to report their incident. The report form captures almost all the information the officer would usually gather. Folks can even upload photos to the complaint form should they desire. We want to stress this is for incidents that do not require the presence of police as the system is not monitored round the clock. The police department asks that those who do not desire contact please indicate so in the description block. Additionally, contact from the police, if desired may be hours to a day or so later.
All reports received from the Crimewatch Online Reporting System will receive an incident number and be reviewed/investigated by a sworn officer.
This gives the resident and visitors of the Borough one more mechanism to contact the police department as well as assisting the officers in minimizing contact with unknown individuals helping the officers with their social distancing.
As always, if you need the police do not hesitate to call 911 in the event of an emergency.
We also wanted to thank everyone for their show of support; it has been overwhelming and much appreciated. Together we will beat this invisible enemy. We thank everyone for their voluntary compliance with the Governor’s Order. Although we have had to modify our approach, we are here for you. We are still attempting to live up to our mission statement:
The mission of the Gettysburg Police Department is to provide all residents, businesses and visitors to the Borough of Gettysburg with the outstanding, responsive, professional public safety service they deserve. All members of your police department will strive to be approachable and respectful at all times; will consistently and compassionately enforce the laws of this commonwealth and nation; will provide requested and needed service to the public always driven by one of our primary motivator of being solution oriented. We will always endeavor to give rise to the principle; “THE POLICE ARE THE PUBLIC AND THE PUBLIC ARE THE POLICE”.
Address to online reporting; https://adams.crimewatchpa.com/gettysburgpd