In an effort to bolster community awareness and crime prevention, the Orange County Sheriff's Department/Yorba Linda Police Services has partnered with TriTech Software Systems to launch CrimeMapping – an interactive application that shares crime calls. Features of the application include:
- An interactive City map which utilizes graphic icons to denote different categories of crimes;
- A search feature which allows users to filter their search by 15 different categories of crimes and by address, landmark, or zip code;
- The ability to register to receive customized alerts; and
- The ability to create reports to analyze criminal activity near a home, school, or business.
“OCSD provides exemplary public safety service to some of the safest areas in the country,” said Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “I hope CrimeMapping encourages the community to take an even more active role in working with us to increase the safety of our neighborhoods.”
The data reflected on the mobile-friendly program includes all reported crimes and is updated every 24 hours. Although the information shared is preliminary, the program provides the public with important and timely information expected to increase awareness and create safer communities.
“The most common crimes our deputies respond to are crimes of opportunity - thefts from unlocked vehicles and residences,” said Undersheriff Don Barnes. “We hope this tool reminds the community to take the initiative to take simple steps like locking vehicles and homes to reduce access for criminals hoping to take advantage of our safe neighborhoods.”
Visit the CrimeMapping site for Yorba Linda.
Download the CrimeMapping iOS application from the Apple App Store.