Omaha Public Radio News
3:23 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Crimemapping.com goes mobile

Omaha, NE – Crimemapping.com is a program the Omaha Police Department uses to map crimes in the city, including robberies, felony assaults and vehicle thefts.

Lt. Darci Tierney says crimemapping.com is now available to download for the iPhone. The application has crimes listed since March of 2011 and updates automatically on a daily basis. She says once an individual downloads the app, they can use it to map crimes in various areas of the city

Lt. Tierney says she thinks, "It's great for people that live in a neighborhood to know what's going on in their neighborhood. Or if you own a business, it's always nice to know if there have been vehicles that have been broken into because then you can make sure that you're on extra alert for that. Or, if you did have some vehicles that were broken into or if you had information about a crime, you could also report it."

Lt. Tierney says an Android-version of the crimemapping.com application will likely be available in the coming months. Ultimately, she says the police department wants to be transparent with citizens about what's going on and offer them ways to protect themselves.