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Police Department - July 31, 2014

The Winston-Salem Police Department has added an additional crime mapping resource to enable citizens to be more informed about what is happening in their community. Effective July 22, 2014, 180 days of Winston-Salem Police Department crime incidents are now hosted and updated daily on the Omega Group’s website at www.crimemapping.com. This application augments the existing P2C (Police-To-Citizen) application by providing search capability with filters for specific categories of crimes, which is functionality that P2C does not provide. According to Julia Conley, the Information Technology Division Manager for the Winston-Salem Police Department, “This additional functionality at crimemapping.com will be especially useful for Neighborhood Watch Groups, who may primarily want to know about specific crimes, such as burglaries and auto breakings.” Reports, maps and charts based on query results are also available for the citizen to view or print as desired. Additionally, crimemapping.com hosts crime data from other law enforcement agencies across the country, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Greensboro, and High Point and provides citizens with query capability by agency.

Citizens can also register for one or more crime alerts by crime types within a specific radius from 500 feet to two miles around an address, such as home, work, and school addresses. An optional link to the NC sex offender website is also provided.

Crimemapping.com also has a free mobile application that can be downloaded to provide similar functionality from mobile devices. Citizens can access the Crime Mapping system using the link at CityofWS.org or at www.crimemapping.com.

The police department’s P2C (Police-To-Citizen) application is not being replaced and will continue to provide additional important functionality for citizens, including querying arrests, as well as incidents, submitting non-emergency police reports online, viewing the most wanted list and viewing accident/crash reports. The police records obtainable through both crimemapping.com and P2C do not contain sensitive data, such as domestic violence, suicides, sex crime cases, etc. If a citizen requires this information, the WSPD's Records Division is open to the public during normal business hours.

The police department will host a live demonstration for the media on Friday August 1, 2014, at 10:00 am in the City Hall Council Chamber.

Winston-Salem information on the CrimeMapping website (new window)

Winston-Salem Police Department

Police-to-Citizen (new window)

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