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James City County Introduces New Interactive Crime Map for Public

 

Date: December 22, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Alicia Lamm


Phone: (757) 259-5171

 

Email: alicia.lamm@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

The James City County Police Department recently partnered with Bair Software to provide a new public crime mapping website called RAIDS Online (Regional Analysis & Information Data Sharing) to make it easier for James City County citizens to keep track of crime in their area. 

 

RAIDS Online maps and analyzes crime data, alerts James City County citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the James City County Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. Citizens can easily move between the map, data grid, and analytics to learn about the crime that concerns them the most.

 

RAIDS Online synchronizes with the James City County Police Department’s records system to automatically upload crime information and keep it updated on the map.  The system then uses Google Maps to display the location and basic information for crimes in any area of interest to the user. RAIDS Online uses colored maps, icons, and symbols to deliver easy-to-read crime information at all zoom levels, from a national level down to the citizen’s neighborhood.  James City County citizens can also sign up for neighborhood crime alerts to receive daily, weekly, or monthly emails with a breakdown of crimes in their area.

 

James City County Police Department has obtained RAIDS Online at no cost, and there is no cost to citizens who access the program.  At present, many agencies throughout the United States spend thousands of dollars annually to provide even the most basic crime map to their community.  James City County Police Department values opportunities to increase services offered to citizens, especially those that do not include an increased financial burden.

 

To access the crime map and other James City County crime statistics, as well as, other crime information, go to www.jamescitycountyva.gov/police and click on the Crime Analysis link.  You may also access the crime map by going directly to RAIDS Online by using the following link: http://www.raidsonline.com/?address=James+City%2CVA

 

 

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