TAPD takes progressive approach with use of online crime mapping

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Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has taken a progressive approach to transparency by making their crime data available to the public through numerous channels.

Crimemapping.com now provides current incident data for both Texarkana Arkansas and Texas areas. Any resident with access to the internet can map out and analyze recent crime activity in their neighborhood.

Crimemapping.com also offers free Crime Alerts which help keep the community well informed by distributing incident reports via e-mail to anyone that subscribes to the system.

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The fifteen crime types displayed are those most often requested by the public and include such reported incidents as robbery, assault, burglary and theft.

Citizens can turn crime types on and off depending on what they are interested in learning about and activity can also be queried by date as there is a rolling ninety days of information available at Crimemapping.com.

Simple reports and charts which help depict current trends can be instantly accessed based on a buffer distance or the visible map area.

This level of data sharing is to ensure the public is well informed and is proven effective in reducing crime. Transparency helps build trust and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has taken the steps necessary in helping neighbors look out for each other.

CRIMEMAPPING.COMâ„¢ IS FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND USA TODAY.

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