Yakima Police Increase Transparency and Trust

November 03, 2009 —Yakima Police Department in Washington has gone live with CrimeMapping.com, a nationwide service that allows residents to map out and report on crime activity near any address. Now the communities of Yakima, Selah, and Union Gap are able to stay well informed regarding crime in their area. CrimeMapping.com is part of an overall implementation of the CompStat (short for “comparison statistics”) policing model, which increases the public’s trust in and cooperation with the police, as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of police operations. Greater transparency helps strengthen Yakima Police Department’s relationship with the people it serves.

In November 2008, Yakima Police Department started a Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit, hired Cesar Abreu to lead it, and charged him with bringing the system into the 21st century. Abreu recommended CrimeMapping.com and the site went live on September 1, 2009. “It has made our operations much more efficient,” he says. Officers can also use the Web based public mapping system in the field as needed to gain intelligence about any neighborhood.

By entering addresses into CrimeMapping.com, citizens can access the latest information, which is displayed on a map using symbols to indicate different types of crimes; they can also select crime types, date ranges, and a geographic buffer. So, for example, a local resident concerned about auto theft can display the locations of all such crimes in the past two weeks within a mile of their address. Citizens can also generate reports as well as subscribe to the system to receive automatic e-mail updates for any area of their choice.

“CrimeMapping.com represents our effort to help the police better serve their public and in so doing help build safer communities.”

Bruce Silva, Director of Research and Operations, The Omega Group


E-mail: Email Contact
Web: www.crimemapping.com

Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
GIS - Systems Analyst for City of Olathe at Olathe, Kansas
SENIOR GIS GAS SPECIALIST for James W. Sewall Company at , Any State in the USA
Senior Structural Engineer for Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc at houston, Texas
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Upcoming Events
FME World Tour 2018 at Munich Germany - Apr 17, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Berlin Germany - Apr 18, 2018
GEOINT 2018 Symposium at 333 S Franklin St Tampa FL - Apr 22 - 25, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Frankfurt Germany - Apr 24, 2018
Canon: oce crystalPoint
Teledyne Optech
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise