From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: Feb 24, 2010
New Service Offered By Sheriff's Office
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is joining a growing number of police organizations across North America, including the Lincoln City Police Department, that are utilizing the largest online resource for accurate, up-to-date crime information. The CrimeReports network offers easy-to-use software tools for law enforcement agencies to understand crime trends and share current neighborhood crime data with the public.
Nearly 700 agencies across North America are participating in this service. Citizens can access the crime map and receive email crime alerts at no cost to the subscriber at www.CrimeReports.com. The information can assist citizens in making informed decisions to help improve the safety of their neighborhood and community.
Well informed citizens can make better decisions about their personal safety and the safety of their neighborhood and community. For instance, one or more citizens in a neighborhood may decide their area would benefit from an organized neighborhood watch effort and work to increase or improve neighbor relations.
This program is also a benefit to law enforcement. This program provides a visual of specific criminal activity occurring in any given area. Deputies, police officers, and troopers can determine at a glance where their patrolling efforts should occur.
A portable feature offered by CrimeReports available to the public is the new iPhone app created by CrimeReports.com. The new CrimeReports iPhone app is the only mobile app to feature official, up-to-date crime data directly from more than 600 law enforcement agencies across North America as well as sex offender data for all 50 states. The app is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
The CrimeReports allows users to:
- Filter data by location or address, incident type, and customizable date range.
- View recent neighborhood level crimes on the map or in a list.
- View national sex offender data alongside crime in your neighborhood.
- Sign-up for free, automated, email crime alerts.
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