North Providence Police Department releases crime map to public
The North Providence Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in North Providence. The North Providence Police Department now has an online crime map called Community Crime Map (http://communitycrimemap.com/) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the North Providence Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.
North Providence citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime-mapping providers. LexisNexis Risk Solutions offers Community Crime Map and the Community Crime Map Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate. Community Crime Map is ad-free and LexisNexis Risk Solutions does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data.
“We think this will be a great tool to keep the public better informed while strengthening the relationship between our Police Department and the community and helping to fight crime, all at no cost to the taxpayers,” said Mayor Charles Lombardi, who also serves as Public Safety Director.
Police Chief Colonel David Tikoian said, “The North Providence Police Department wants to share information with its citizens, elected officials, business associates, community groups, crime watch groups and all of our other partners in the community. With this direct knowledge at their fingertips, we can quickly make everyone more aware of any crime trends occurring in their neighborhoods. The better informed people are, the safer and more secure our neighborhoods will be. We expect this new modern approach will pay dividends by leading to fewer crimes, increased safety and improved relations with everyone we serve.”
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Deputy Chief Arthur J. Martins
North Providence Police Department
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