CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have formed a partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Cranford.

According to the release, The Cranford Police Department now has an online crime map called Community Crime Map (http://communitycrimemap.com/) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Cranford citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Cranford Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Cranford citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Cranford Police Department's records system to keep crime information updated online. Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.

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Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime-mapping providers. LexisNexis Risk Solutions offers Community Crime Map as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate. Community Crime Map is ad-free and LexisNexis Risk Solutions does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data.

You may go directly to the Cranford Community Crime Map at http://www.communitycrimemap.com/?address=cranford,nj

Contact Information: 
Captain Joseph Van Bergen: 908-272-2222