What Happens In Your Neighborhood? New Online Map Shows Escambia Crime
June 18, 2010
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is now using a new crime mapping service to show where crimes are occurring in the county.
The CrimeReports.com web site provides a map updated daily that depicts crimes across the county or down to street-level in a neighborhood. The map will soon be added to the Sheriff’s Office web site.
“We are excited about making Crime Reports available to the citizens of Escambia County. This program will empower the citizens to become more aware of what is happening in their neighborhood,” said Melissa Aiken Rawson, public affairs coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office. ”
Citizens can also sign up to receive free crime alerts that will be emailed directly to them whenever a crime occurs near their home. It is our hope that as members of the community begin to use this program, we will see more vigilant neighbors who are monitoring what is going on in their neighborhood,” she said.
“At the Sheriff’s Office, we will be using this powerful tool to monitor where specific types of crimes are occurring,” Rawson said. “By using Crime Reports, officers can visually map crime trends in various areas across the county.”
The Escambia Sheriff’s Office has evaluated the service in-house for the past couple of weeks before going public. The service will cost the department just $199 a month. About 800 law enforcement agencies across North America currently use the Crime Reports service.
To view the CrimeReports.com map for your neighborhood in Escambia County, visit www.CrimeReports.com and enter your zip code, or click the image above. The map will also soon be available at www.escambiaso.com.