Los Angeles Approves Online Police Reporting Contract with LexisNexis
Posted by Councilmember Englander on October 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This Wednesday, the City Council approved the contract between the Los Angeles Police Department and LexisNexis Claims Solutions, Inc. to provide a Community Online Reporting Service (CORS) and a Report Distribution Service (RDS) systems as the result of my February 2013 motion. This system will facilitate the efficient reporting of incidents by the public that do not require involvement of a Police Officer (CORS) and the electronic retrieval of traffic collision reports requested by the public and insurance companies (RDS).
The CORS system will provide improved service to the public by offering a secure and efficient online portal for reporting incidents not requiring the assistance of a Police Officer, such as harassing phone calls, lost property, and vandalism. The RDS system will provide the public and insurance companies the ability to purchase and receive traffic collision reports online. Traffic collision reports account for approximately 85 percent of the 75,000 reports requested from the LAPD annually.
Currently, the City charges $25 to provide traffic collision report through the United States Postal Service. Through LexisNexis the fee will be reduced to $7 per individual and $10 per commercial entity per report.This will allow City staff to be reassigned to perform higher priority work, such as backlog request reduction.
The ability to file police reports online further enhances the Department’s ability to serve the public in a more efficient and effective manner and provide a 24 hour/7 day a week customer support platform.
The contract term is for five years. Total compensation is $60,000 annually for a total of $240,000 during the five-year term of the contract. Funding in the amount of $60,000 will be provided through the Innovation Fund for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
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-Mitchell Englander, Chair of the Public Safety Committee