I Bike TO received this email from the Toronto Police regarding the new online registration system. Despite what she says below, if you don't have access to a computer you are probably going to the library to check your email which means you can still register your bike from there - still faster than printing off a form and bringing it your local police station.
On Tuesday September 25th, Chief William Blair announced the launch of the Toronto Police Service On-line Bicycle Registration System. Within less than 48 hours, over 100 bicycles were registered on-line.
Members of the community can access the registration system from the TPS Internet home page @ www.torontopolice.on.ca. There is an icon on the right-hand side of the screen that provides a direct link to the data entry screen. Once the data is entered, an option is provided at the bottom of the page for the person to print a copy of their registration form and keep it for their records.
For those members of the community that do not have access to a computer, they can still complete a registration form contained in a revised Bicycle Registration/Theft Prevention pamphlet, and deliver it to their local station or mail it to Police Headquarters at 40 College Street. An copy of the pamphlet is available on the TPS web-site.
The goal and objective of the On-line Bicycle Registration System is two-fold. First, we want to provide our community members with a system that is simple, convenient, and straight-forward to use. The site can be accessed 24-7, and is free of charge. Secondly, by increasing the number of bicycles registered with the Toronto Police Service we hope to increase our ability to return stolen bicycles to their rightful owners.
I am seeking your assistance in communicating this information to the members of your organization.
Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at the number listed below or via e-mail.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Toronto Police Service
Property and Evidence Management Unit
Telephone: (416) 808-3769
Fax: (416) 808-3782