Reporting crimes online
Did you know you can file some police reports online? With the new ScottsdaleEZ system, filing a police report online is easy and convenient. Medical emergencies, in-progress crimes and crimes where the suspect is still present will still be reported to 9-1-1.
Crimes that can be reported online include thefts valued under $1,000, all bicycle thefts, shoplifts, criminal damage under $2,000 and lost property under $2,500. If your report qualifies to be reported online, gather all the information you have… the more the better! Be sure to include serial numbers, detailed descriptions, photos, suspect information and any other information you think may be relevant. This easy process will walk you step-by-step through answering the necessary questions to get your report filed.
Once you submit your information, you will receive an email with your report number. Receiving your report number can take up to 72 hours, as reports are only reviewed Monday through Thursday during normal business hours.
To file a report online, go to eservices.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/crimereport. To report all other crimes that do not fall into one of these categories, please call 480-312-5000.
New CamerEyes program
The Scottsdale Police Department has announced the CamerEyes registry. Citizens and businesses may voluntarily register their security camera systems in the registry. This is a confidential database that will allow police employees to quickly know where there may be cameras in an area when trying to apprehend a criminal. The police department will not have direct access to the cameras and owners are not obligated to provide video footage. The program is voluntary, and registration only takes a few minutes to complete. Citizens can withdraw from the program at any time. Citizens can register at ScottsdaleAZ.gov/police/security-camera-registration.
Becoming a part of the Scottsdale Police Department – over 50 various civilian positions
When you read “Scottsdale Police Department” just now, you probably visualized men and women in uniform, didn’t you? You’d be surprised how many people don’t think about the hundreds of civilians it takes to support and run a law enforcement agency. Too many people walk past our job booth just because they’re not interested in being a police officer. “That’s okay,” we say as we pull out our massive binder of positions. “How about any of these? Analysts, Budget Specialists, Crime Scene Specialists, Detention Officers, Dispatchers, Forensics, Personnel, Property and Evidence, Records, Secretarial.” We could go on and on. If you or someone you know would like to take a second look, head over to our Jobs page and type “police” in the search field. You can even sign up to get a notification when the job you are interested in has an availability.
Ride-sharing bicycles and scooters
You have probably seen plenty of the rental bicycles and electric scooters around town due to the increased popularity in ride-sharing. The City of Scottsdale recently enacted some changes to the city ordinance to address the issues related to this, particularly in parking these devices.
Riders are expected to keep the sidewalks open to pedestrians and to park the bicycles and scooters in racks or in designated parking areas. A maximum of five devices per company are allowed within 200 feet of each other. They should not be parked on private property unless they have permission from the property owner.
If you find a bicycle or electric scooter that is improperly parked, there are several ways to report the issue. The fastest and most effect way to report devices that are parked improperly is through the city’s website at scottsdaleaz.gov/EZ, type “bike” or “scooter” into the search box and follow the prompts to make a report. The application will forward your report to staff or to the private bike- and scooter-sharing companies.
Parking issues can also be reported directly to the owner companies:
• Bird (black and white scooters): Call 1-866-205-2442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Lime (yellow and green bikes and scooters): Call 1-888-546-3345 or email email@example.com.
• Razor (red scooters): Call 1-833-LAST-MILE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also report parking issues by calling 480-312-RIDE (7433) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
The Scottsdale Police Department will only respond to illegally parked ride-sharing bicycles or electric scooters if they are parked in an extremely hazardous location, such as blocking a roadway. The ride-share companies are required to remove the illegally parked devices immediately after they are notified.
If you have additional questions about bike or electric scooter regulations, please visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov.
*All courtesy of City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Police Department