The Queensland Police free Policelink iOS and Android app has been enhanced so that people can include photo and video uploads when they report less urgent crimes such as a noisy party.
People can report a crime via the app or the Policelink website. When a user fills in the crime report, they can upload an eyewitness photo or video taken on their device. The app also includes locations of the nearest police station and a 24/7 news feed.
In addition, there are now 20 less urgent crime reporting options on the Queensland Police website including noisy parties, graffiti, street racing and taxi fare evasion.
Queensland Police superintendent Matthew Vanderbyl said the Policelink app and online reporting functions have delivered "considerable benefits" for police and the community since its launch in 2012.
“At the touch of a button, users can conveniently and anonymously report non-urgent matters and provide police with potentially vital evidence,” he said in a statement.
“Having it all packed into the one application and webpage, makes it much simpler for people to access the information and functions.”
The technology was designed to complement the Policelink telephone hotline, which has processed over 2.5 million calls since it was established in 2010.