A police department in Kansas has launched a new online crime alerting and mapping service that provides user-friendly incident crime maps and automated crime alerts, as well as near real-time neighborhood crime data.
The Lenexa Police Department’s (PD) crime alert and mapping service is free to the public and allows citizens to receive automatic daily, weekly or monthly e-mail alerts when crimes occur near their home, office, school, etc.
“I see this as a great tool for keeping the community informed in a timely manner and forging a closer connection between Lenexa citizens and the police department,” Police Chief Ellen Hanson said in a written statement.
Citizens can also view reported crime activity on an easy-to-use map for any location within the corporate city limits of Lenexa, according to Hanson. Crime incident data is updated daily and includes:
- Incident type:
- Distance from a citizen’s address
- Event identification/case number
- Brief description of the crime incident
This crime reporting service will prove particularly valuable to those in the community who want to stay informed about what is going on in their neighborhoods, Hanson said. The service will empower citizens to work with the police department to address neighborhood crime issues, she added.