Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Arlington Police Department Unveils New Community Crime Map in Partnership with LexisNexis
ARLINGTON — Police Chief Frederick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department has began a partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime.
The Arlington Police Department’s new Community Crime Map (online at arlingtonma.gov/crimereports) tracks and analyzes crime data, alerts Arlington residents about crimes in their neighborhood, and allows the Arlington Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. This new service will help prevent crime, improve public safety, and further enhance our community-police partnerships.
There is also an option to submit anonymous crime tips to the department.
“This service highlights the Arlington Police Department’s unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability, and together with our community partners this tool will empower us to further prevent crime in our community,” Chief Ryan said.
Residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to the Arlington Police Department.
The Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Arlington Police Department’s Records Management System to keep crime information updated online quickly and efficiently. The map geocodes all crime data, then displays all of the incidents visually on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block address, date and time.
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