October 28, 2008
CrimeReports.Com Partners With Ottawa Police Service Expanding Reach into Canada
CrimeReports.com today announced it has signed its first metropolitan agency in Ottawa. Partnered with CrimeReports.com, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) will now be able to offer the public simple and easy access to information regarding criminal activity in the community. Daily updates will include frequency and type of criminal activity such as robberies, stolen vehicles, mischief and the location of traffic complaints.
CrimeReports.com, in partnership with a police agency, gathers information from varied police reporting mechanisms and puts it into a highly visual, easy-to-read, searchable map. From this map, the public is able to access real-time information regarding events occurring in their own neighborhood. The site is free to the public and also allows users to receive customized email notifications when crime happens near home or work.
"We are pleased to partner with the Ottawa Police Service. Our partnership with OPS will enable the public to gain access to critical information regarding their community," said Greg Whisenant, CEO of CrimeReports.com. "We look forward to the day when all police departments and agencies achieve this level of transparency."
"CrimeReports.com allows Ottawa Police to provide our citizens with valuable information via the internet that would otherwise be difficult, if not impossible to communicate," said Randy Mar, Director of Corporate Planning with the Ottawa Police Service. "As our citizens become familiar with this new information they will better understand what is going on in their neighbourhood and how to stay alert and stay informed."
CrimeReports.com works with police agencies throughout North America providing public access to real-time crime data.
CrimeReports.com provides law enforcement agencies with an affordable and easy-to-use Web-based service that lets them share up-to-date neighborhood crime data with the public. Community members can then access this information for free, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their families, friends, property and the community at large. For more information, please visit www.CrimeReports.com.