During Tuesday’s meeting of the public safety committee, Covington Police Chief Larry Lindsey announced the department will be using a new crime mapping tool.
Powered by Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, the public mapping service will provide another tool for residents who want to stay informed about the crimes which may be taking place in their neighborhoods.
“This is another way the department is utilizing cost-free technology to improve communication and awareness for our citizens,” Lindsey said.
The mapping tool will also help police analyze data, study trends, and alert the public if needed.
For instance, the data visualizations show several crimes taking place during the noon hour last week, more crimes have taken place on Mondays and Fridays recently. You can also view incidents by type.
Lindsey said the service automatically syncs with departmental records to provide the most up-to-date information.
Residents will be able to sign up for neighborhood watch reports which will automatically email a list of recent criminal activity. Anonymous tips can also be submitted about specific incidents through the system.
To see the map, visit communitycrimemap.com and select TN – Covington.