New SAPD e-reporting site available only in English, as usual


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“In an effort to streamline officer duties and to encourage the community to report more crimes, the Police Department is launching an online tip-and-incident-reporting system. Residents, business owners and others can now enter reports on the department Web site for cases that don’t require investigative follow-up and those that don’t involve known suspects. If approved, the reports are given a case number and are routed to a police supervisor for review,” according to the O.C. Register.

That’s all well and good – but the new Santa Ana police e-reporting site is only available in English.  I found only one section of the SAPD site that is available in Spanish – the form to report a complaint about the SAPD.  Click here to download that form.  It appears to be the ONLY form available in Spanish on the SAPD website.

And few of the residents in Santa Ana have access to the Internet.  Our one public library offers computers with online access, but it has limited hours and is closed on Sundays.


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