The Bristol Tennessee Police Department is introducing new software developed by TriTech Software Systems. This will assist their agency in providing valuable information about recent crime activity in individual neighborhoods to the public. “The goal is to help us in reducing crime through a better-informed community,” said Chief Blaine Wade.
The system is an advanced mapping engine. Crime data is extracted on a regular basis from the police department’s records system so that the information being viewed is the most current available. The data is always verified for accuracy, and all address information is generalized by block in order to help ensure that privacy is protected. The new program will allow the community to explore various crime information. Anyone can register for email alerts that will notify them when a crime is reported near their home.
The police department will use this to measure and monitor crime trends in the city and in any particular neighborhood. This will allow the department to more accurately direct resources to problems that have been identified using the software.
To peruse the new software go to www.bristoltn.org.
For more information on Crimemapping contact Capt. Terry Johnson at 423-989-5600 or email [email protected]