Police Department Launches Community Crime Map
The Morrisville Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Morrisville. The Police Department now has an online crime map called Community Crime Map at www.townofmorrisville.org/communitycrimemap that maps and analyzes crime data and alerts residents about crimes in their area.
Morrisville Residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. Community Crime Map gets data from the Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in a mobile app. The Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
Residents can view the map online and sign up for alerts at www.townofmorrisville.org/communitycrimemap. The app is available to iOS users by searching “Lexis Nexis Crime Map”. A video tutorial on how to use the tool was prepared by Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews, and is available here.