The RCMP Doesn't Accept Criminal Complaints Electronically!?


wizard
#1
... if you've ever tried to report crime to the rcmp you know that they'll fabricate some of the most bizarre excuses for not dealing with it. here's what canada's federal police force has to say to you if you're thinking about reporting crime to them in an e-mail (this was taken from their website):

1.The RCMP does not accept reports of crime via email

2.E-mails that include foul or obscene language will not be responded to.

3.Correspondence that contains threats to public or police officer safety, or appear to be created for the sole purpose of inciting hatred, may be retained for legal purposes and possible criminal prosecution.

4.Information that you send electronically could be accessed by another person. Do not send personal information.

5.Messages are reviewed and answered during normal business hours only.

... someone should point out to the rcmp that it's ILLEGAL for the police to refuse to accept reports of crime -- in any format ...
 
B00Mer
#2
Hey there the Shark Hunter..

They don't accept reports of crime via e-mail because they could be hoaxes or pranks. Anyone can get an e-mail address and screw around.

It's not illegal. Is it illegal for the RCMP not to respond to faxes, telexes, telegrams or telepathy? No.
 
L Gilbert
+1
#3  Top Rated Post
He's back.

What did those nasty nazis do to you this time?
 
taxslave
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... if you've ever tried to report crime to the rcmp you know that they'll fabricate some of the most bizarre excuses for not dealing with it. here's what canada's federal police force has to say to you if you're thinking about reporting crime to them in an e-mail (this was taken from their website):

1.The RCMP does not accept reports of crime via email

2.E-mails that include foul or obscene language will not be responded to.

3.Correspondence that contains threats to public or police officer safety, or appear to be created for the sole purpose of inciting hatred, may be retained for legal purposes and possible criminal prosecution.

4.Information that you send electronically could be accessed by another person. Do not send personal information.

5.Messages are reviewed and answered during normal business hours only.

... someone should point out to the rcmp that it's ILLEGAL for the police to refuse to accept reports of crime -- in any format ...

Why would you report yourself via Email?
 
wulfie68
#5
I will say this: the RCMP are very hard to deal with at times. I'm trying to get a criminal record background check done (from the US for a prospective employer) it is a pain in the ****. They want fingerprints (OK, I can see that) but they don't accept electronic submissions outside of Canada (which is what 99% of cops in the US use), they want them taken in ink. Payment has to be cert. cheque or money order: credit cards won't do. You can't submit via a local detachment, it has to go direct to Ottawa. And you can't talk to anyone down there: its all automated and goes straight to a voicemail system, and emails get canned responses to go their website which doesn't give additional recourse/options... VERY frustrating to deal with.
 

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