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MPD joins crime reports national website

MPD joins crime reports national website
Have you ever seen flashing blue lights in your neighborhood and wanted to know what was going on? Do you want to find out how safe your neighborhood really is?
Now you can, through a new partnership between Martin Police Department and CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.
“Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities,” says Chief Moore.
“And partnering with CrimeReports gives us the ability to keep the public informed on a regular basis as to what is going on in the community.”
He added that the public can access the crime map 24 hours a day through the website or through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store.
The new service even lets local citizens sign up for free customizable email alerts, so they can stay on top of crime in their neighborhood.
“Information is power,” Chief Moore added. “And we hope that giving the community this information will help them be aware of crime trends and help prevent crime in their neighborhoods. This tool is a great tool for our Neighborhood Watch groups and the public at large.”
“Martin Police Department is a leader in law enforcement innovation,” says Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports.
“They are demonstrating their commitment to the community, to proactive policing, and fiscal responsibility.” The CrimeReports service only costs Martin Police Department a minimal monthly fee which will be offset in part by money received for registering sex offenders.
Martin Police Department is also testing another service offered by CrimeReports designed by use by officers and investigators called Command Central which provides officers many advanced analysis tools for crime trending and patrol direction making use of smarter policing strategies.
Martin Police Department is joining a list of more than 850 other law enforcement agencies and 11 other Tennessee Cities who are sharing their crime information with the public through the map. 
Other Tennessee Cities include Jackson, Johnson City, Madison County, Franklin, Collierville and Clarksville. Nationally other cities to include Baltimore, Boston, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County, and many others utilize CrimeReports.
You can access your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime alerts at www.CrimeReports.com or at the Martin Police Department’s website.
About CrimeReports
Working with more than  850 law enforcement agencies across North America, CrimeReports is the largest and most accurate online resource for up-to-date crime information.
The CrimeReports network offers a family of affordable, easy-to-use software tools for law enforcement agencies to understand crime trends and share up-to-date neighborhood crime data with the public, including a free iPhone app.
Community members can access the integrated crime map and receive email crime alerts for free at www.CrimeReports.com, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their neighborhood and community. CrimeReports services are offered by Public Engines, Inc.
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