GLENDALE — Residents can now view crimes that occurred throughout the city on the Police Department’s new online mapping system.
The Police Department officially launched its mapping system Monday, which displays real-time crime data in the city.
Data on the crimes — including time, date, offense and location — will be displayed on a map of the city on crimemapping.com.
Officials say the new technology will better inform residents of what occurs in their neighborhoods.
And in turn, residents could become more active in reporting crimes.
“We believe an informed community leads to a safe community,” Lt. Carl Povilaitis said.
As Police Department officials were developing its mapping system, they were trying to determine whether to release all crime reports or certain offenses only.