Friday, November 02, 2012

Know what crime is happening around you.

Courtesy Milton Police Department

Did you know that since 2010, the Milton Police Department has partnered with to bring online crime data and mapping to its citizens?

To use the service, click here. The web-based software is also always available at the city's Web site,, 24 hours a day. It is free to the public and allows citizens to view data online and receive alerts about activity near their work, home or school.

Here's how it works: While on the site, type in an address to pull up a map of the city. The system will then populate the map with crimes or police activity that has occurred in the selected time frame. The user can then click on the legend to get a brief description of the listed activity.

Information included:

Incident type Date Incident ID Number Location Distance from citizen's address In addition to keeping citizens informed, allows the police department to analyze incident data - meaning more effective crime fighting and more efficient response to the needs of the community.

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