N E W S R E L E A S E
April 9, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alicia Lamm, Crime Analyst
James City County Police Department releases new crime mapping app for citizens
James City County citizens can now download the free RAIDS Online Mobile app on the App StoreSM for the iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®.
The James City County Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. have partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in James City County. The app includes all of the key features of James City County’s online crime map (www.raidsonline.com) and allows citizens to see recent crime activity based on an address or the citizen’s current location. The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for free on the App Store.
RAIDS Online Mobile empowers citizens to better understand crime trends and lower crime in their area. Recent crime incidents are displayed on a map or listed in a grid. Users can click on an incident for more information or display a hotspot map based on the crimes that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The app makes all of this information accessible anywhere from a user’s mobile device.
Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime mapping providers. BAIR Analytics offers RAIDS Online and the RAIDS Online Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate. RAIDS Online is ad-free and BAIR does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data.