COOL TOOLS: CrimeReports.comBy Nakia Stith
Every so often I come across really cool products and/or services that I think everyone should know about- so I have decided to create spotlight posts called ‘Cool Tools’.
The first spotlight is CrimeReports.com.
CrimeReports can and should be integrated into every community safety strategy. With CrimeReports you can utilize the national crime map to view the types of crimes that happen in your community. You can map everything from crimes committed against people and property to issues that affect your quality of life. A really good feature is the customized email updates you can create to monitor crime; they even took it a step further by allowing you to submit anonymous tips. Knowledge is power and CrimeReports provides community members with accurate knowledge about their surroundings. A key to prevention in any successful community safety strategy is to know what you are up against- an informed community is a safer community. More than a thousand law enforcement agencies of all sizes across North America are sharing their crime information with the public; CrimeReports national crime map covers nearly 30% of the US population.CrimeReports can be accessed through the web at www.crimereports.com or via the iPhone app (hopefully the android version is coming soon).
Check out CrimeReports today and find out what’s going on in your community.
What an essential missing piece for town and neighborhood watch programs. This connection with police can integrate into keeping communities safe and elevate community safety to a new level.
Wanda, I agree it is a wonderful tool that will empower communities and citizens with useful information.