Citizens and business owners now have the opportunity to stay up to date on the types of crimes occurring in the city of Conyers, merely by visiting a web site.
The Conyers Police Department and the Coneyrs Geographical Information System Department have partnered with Larimore Associates, Inc. and The Omega Group to put make such information available on CrimeMapping.com.
The CrimeMapping.com website allows residents and business owners to view a map of recent crime activity near an address such as a home, business or school. A citizen can select crime types by date ranges, generate reports and receive e-mail updates in the form of crime alerts.
CrimeMapping.com is part of the "comparison statistics," or CompStat policing model that aides in the effectiveness of police operations. It automatically retrieves information from police records management systems every 24 hours and uses GIS technology to locate each event before posting it.
"We have experienced tremendous success within our agency with the CompStat policing system as far as accurately tracking what types of crimes are taking place in various areas of the city," said Conyers Chief of Police Gene Wilson. "CrimeMapping.com allows us to take CompStat outside the walls of the police department and our patrol cars to give citizens the opportunity firsthand to view online the kinds of crimes the CPD is faced with on a daily basis."
Citizens are encouraged to visit www.crimemapping.com and search for crimes committed near a specific address or select ‘Conyers Police' from the agency list.
There is no cost for citizens to log on or sign up for the crime alert feature. A link to CrimeMapping.com can also be found on the Conyers Police Department's website, www.conyerspolice.com.
"This is all about accessibility and raising awareness," said Chief Wilson. "The more this information is available at the public's fingertips, the more aware they'll be of crimes taking place in neighborhoods and shopping centers and our efforts to stop them."