Email Is Great, But Not For Reporting Crimes
September 30, 2020
Emails are a great way to communicate with friends, family, and coworkers, but it isn’t a good option for reporting emergencies to the police.
Over the past year, the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) has seen an increasing number of crimes and emergencies reported through its ″Contact Us″ email on the City website, an email meant for general questions and administrative functions. For example:
- On Aug 17, 2020, a resident emailed the GVPD to report his car was broken into and personal items were scattered around the vehicle.
- On Feb 15, 2020, a resident emailed to report an abusive customer threatening the manager at a Golden Valley store.
- On Nov 8, 2019, a resident emailed to report she was a victim of road rage and was nearly run off the road by another driver.
These residents all should have called 911 immediately.
Calling 911 is not only for obvious and immediate emergencies, nor is it bothersome to local police. When in doubt, always call 911.
If you have questions, contact the Golden Valley Police Department at 763-593-8079.