The Bellevue Police Department went live on June 12 with CrimeMapping.com in a new effort to proactively share information with the public.
"We are one of only a few in the state to launch this interactive mapping service and look forward to its successful use by our citizens," says Investigations Major Mike Johnson.
The crime map, available from the police web page, allows residents to see a map of recent crime activity near a user-specified address. They can also select crime types, date ranges, generate reports, and receive email updates as well as free crime alerts.
The old incident map the department had was popular but outdated. This new map offers more choices and provides timely information to the community.
The Police Department now provides a new level of transparency for the 132,000 residents it serves. Crime Prevention detectives can use the map at community meetings to provide reliable crime information and encourage citizens to report offenses. Crimemapping.com has been proven effective in reducing crime in other local communities by increasing the number of eyes and ears that are aware of local activity.
Bellevue Police Department encourages citizens to partner with them by increasing awareness in their neighborhoods by using this proactive tool.
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