February 22, 2010
The Charlottesville Police Department recently launched CrimeView Community; a web based application designed by The Omega Group that allows citizens to view reported incidents and crime activity in their local community.
All residents can now easily access and map out incidents occurring anywhere in the City of Charlottesville through a web browser located on the Charlottesville Police Department web page. Using the many options and features of this website, users can search for incidents and crimes that may have occurred near a specific address, a well-known landmark or location, or within a certain geographic boundary.
CrimeView Community also offers the ability to view reports about incidents and crime and to print a copy of the map.
This tool provides an important public service by giving citizens access to information that they may ordinarily request directly from the Charlottesville Police Department staff. Creating self reliance among community members and alleviating some of the Department’s staff work load can be of great benefit to a department and its community outreach, as well as staff productivity.