Lincoln Police Department in Nebraska continues to be at the forefront of cutting edge technology. The department recently implemented a CrimeMapping.com solution which will further enhance community oriented policing efforts in the region. Data transparency and a well informed public have always been essential elements in Lincoln's fight against crime.
CrimeMapping.com has been developed by The Omega Group to help provide citizens with valuable information about recent crime activity by neighborhood. It is a nationwide service and Lincoln is the first agency in the United States to subscribe. The solution represents a new hybrid in mapping technology which utilizes both Google Maps and ESRI's advanced geographic engine. These two key ingredients are combined to serve the public accurate and timely data in the form of maps and reports. Crime data is extracted on a regular basis from the department's records system so that the information being viewed through a Web browser is always up to date.
Users have numerous options such as showing clusters of crime activity, analyzing patterns within a specific radius of any location, determining the distance to any crime from their address, using a terrain view which outlines topography and producing detailed reports. By encouraging more self reliance within the community and further improving overall communications CrimeMapping.com will benefit Lincoln and its citizens.