Dallas police have found a new approach to dealing with reports of vehicle thefts. Last year, with over 18,000 reports (about twice as many as five years ago), the police are struggling to process them as it takes on average 12 hours to deal with just one report. New tactics involve utilising officers on light duties to process the reports via teleconferencing apps thus reducing a vehicle theft report to a mere 40 minutes. As a result they have processed 379 incidents in three weeks, saving 682 hours of patrol officers’ time. The CBS News article also states that the sooner car theft reports are filed, the sooner patrol officers can identify a stolen vehicle. So if you are victim of vehicle theft this not only increases the chances of your vehicle being recovered but also alerts officers when they might be approaching a criminal.
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