The St.Paul RCMP will be re-opening their doors for some front-facing services again.

The detachment will be open on reduced hours, Monday to Friday from 9 AM-1 PM. In order to minimize the number of people in the detachment at a time however, they’re encouraging the use of online or over the phone methods of getting in touch.

Things like collision reports, criminal record checks and fingerprinting must be requested over the phone by calling the detachment line at 780-645-8870.

From there, fingerprinting will be done by appointment on Wednesdays, criminal record checks will be available for pick up on Thursdays, and motor vehicle collision reports will be sent out in the mail or by email.

People can report a crime by calling the complaint line at 780-645-8888, or in an emergency, 9-1-1.

People can also report certain crimes online including:

  • Damage/mischief to property under $5,000
  • Theft of bicycle under $5,000
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Theft from vehicle under $5,000
  • Lost property

To be reported online, however, they must meet certain criteria:

  • No witnesses or suspects
  • Item(s) lost or stolen must cost less than $5,000
  • Vandalized property will cost less than $5,000 to repair
  • There are no items involving personal identity, firearms, license plates or decals

Detachment Sargent David Graham says the ways people attain these services have changed in the interest of public health and safety, but the RCMP’s commitment to community services has not.