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December 24, 2013 > Newark Police Department introduces Citizen RIMS

Newark Police Department introduces Citizen RIMS

Submitted By Newark Police Department

The Newark Police Department, in cooperation with Sun Ridge Systems, is pleased to introduce ÒCitizen RIMSÓ (Response Information Management System). Some features of the program are:

Live incident mapping: This shows whatÕs going on, mapping active calls for service. Clicking on the map icon for an incident displays, (limited) data, available for the incident. This function also has a feature that lets the user ÒslideÓ a control on the screen to move through what occurred at any point in the past 24 hours. For example, news media or citizens can locate an incident that happened earlier in the day. When mapped, an incident location is deliberately blurred to the nearest hundred block level.

Incident mapping: This is a pin mapping for historical RIMS data with the user picking the date span to be mapped. It is otherwise similar to the Live Incident Mapping function using the same mapping.

Crime mapping: This is the common crime pin mapping feature where the user picks a date frame and the crime types/categories to be mapped. For RIMS, crime data equates to cases. Clicking on a mapped case icon shows more info about the case.

Arrests: An arrest log displays arrests for the past 30 days. The log displays basic information, but rolling the cursor over a listed arrest shows personal data (allowed by statute/law) and the mug shot of the arrestee.

Stolen Vehicles: This lists recently stolen vehicles.

Alerts: This feature lets site visitors subscribe to a free service that emails new incident/crime data on a daily or weekly basis to them.

Incorporated into the system are a wide variety of fields as part of the mapping feature. Please take a few minutes and play with the multiple tabs and crime types. By limiting the crimes or calls for service you can search a broader range of dates and really see what is happening in your neighborhood.

The link to the site is located at: http://npd.crimegraphics.com/2013/default.aspx and can also be located on the Newark Police DepartmentÕs web page: http://www.newark.org/departments/police/.

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