STREETSBORO -- The Streetsboro Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. have partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about incidents in Streetsboro.
The Streetsboro Police Department now has an online incident map called RAIDS Online that maps and analyzes incident data and alerts Streetsboro citizens about incidents in their area.
Streetsboro joins Akron, Youngstown, Medina and Poland Township as the only police agencies in northeast Ohio using RAIDS Online for incident mapping.
Streetsboro citizens can view a map and grid with all of the incidents 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.
RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Streetsboro Police Department's records system to keep incident information updated online and in the mobile app.
The incident information is updated once each morning to the Raids Online Server. It includes the type of incident, location type, block-level address, date and time.
Lt Darin Powers, of the Streetsboro Police Department, said, "We feel it is very important to keep our community informed of what we are doing in their neighborhoods. Keeping our community safe is a partnership between our department and our citizens. RAIDS Online Incident Mapping will work side-by-side with other tools we offer such as Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and our website as means of keeping citizens informed."
The Streetsboro map can be accessed directly at:
or through the Streetsboro Police Department Facebook Page
or their website.
BAIR Analytics also offers a RAIDS Online Mobile iOS App that empowers citizens to better understand crime trends and lower crime in their area. Recent incidents are displayed on a map or listed in a grid.
The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for FREE in the iTunes App Store. BAIR Analytics plans on releasing an Android app later this year
Users can click on an incident for more information or display a hotspot map based on the incidents that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule.