Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Levy County Sheriffs Office Partners with CrimeReports to Launch New iPhone Crime Map

Today The Levy County Sheriffs Office announces the availability of a new iPhone app, in partnership with CrimeReports that will provide citizens with local crime mapping and national sex offender data. LCSO already publishes their crime data on the National Crime Map at www.CrimeReports.com and are now making that data even easier to access through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available at the iTunes App Store starting today. The CrimeReports iPhone app is free.

“Information is Key to our citizens’ safety,” says Sheriff Smith “Providing it 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.” Through this and our Levysostar.com website one can receive updates and information via email, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Sheriff Smith states citizens can get timely information when and where they want to.

Todays 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 Crime Reports team is also currently planning similar apps for other mobile platforms. You can find out more about the new CrimeReports iPhone app by visiting www.CrimeReports.com/iphone.