Apache Junction Police Department launches online crime map

The Apache Junction Police Department announced April 16 that it has partnered with BAIR Analytics Inc., to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Apache Junction.

RAIDS Online and Citizen Observer has replaced www.crimemapping.com and Tipsoft. RAIDS Online maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Apache Junction citizens about crimes in their area and allows AJPD to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur, according to a press release from the police department.

Apache Junction citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area and sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically e-mail a breakdown of recent crime activity.

RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the AJPD records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app.

The online service is free of advertisements. BAIR Analytics does not sell the data to third-party vendors so the agency remains in complete control over its data.

The police department reminds citizens the online programs do not replace 911. For more information, e-mail the AJPD community resource coordinator at chalonen@ajcity.net or call her at 480-474-5442.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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