St. Mary’s County residents can now take their neighborhood crime map with them wherever they go. On Wednesday, Dec. 16 Sheriff Timothy Cameron announced the availability of a new iPhone app, in partnership with CrimeReports that will provide citizens with local crime mapping and national sex offender data.
The SMCSO already publishes their crime data on the National Crime Map at www.CrimeReports.com and are now making the data even easier to access through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available at the iTunes App Store starting Dec. 16.
The CrimeReports iPhone app is free. “The information is vital to our citizens’ safety, and providing the information to the general public through a mobile device allows citizens even easier access to it than before. We’re pleased to be offering the most advanced tools available to foster communication and engagement with community members to prevent and reduce crime” said Cameron.
“The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has already been a leader in citizen communication by sharing their crime data online at CrimeReports.com,” said Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports. “Now they are equipped with another avenue through which to engage citizens to build a safer community.”
In addition to local crime, the CrimeReports iPhone app also features crime data for more than 600 other law enforcement agencies across North America, and includes registered sex offender data for all 50 states. CrimeReports adds more than 50 agencies to its National Crime Map each month, so coverage is expanding quickly.
The CrimeReports iPhone app allows anyone to:
Filter data by location or address, incident type, and customizable date range
View recent neighborhood level crimes on the map or in a list
View national sex offender data alongside crime in your neighborhood
Sign-up for free, automated, email crime alerts
Request the participation of other surrounding law enforcement agencies if they’re not already on-board
The CrimeReports team is also planning similar apps for other mobile platforms. Residents can find out more about the new CrimeReports iPhone app by visiting www.CrimeReports.com/iphone.