By Jerry DiTullio
Police Launch New Crime Mapping Program
Residents of Wheat Ridge have a new way to track crime in their neighborhoods. The Wheat Ridge Police Department recently unveiled a new partnership with Regional Analysis and Information Data Sharing (RAIDS) that allows for crime mapping, analysis of crime data, citizen alerts and community notifications. The product is provided free of charge to the Department and the community at www.raidsonline.com.
Citizens can view a map of the city showing most of the reported 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. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the WRPD’s records management system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile application.
WRPD is committed to partnering with the community to make the community as safe as possible. Public crime information allows for citizens to become more involved in assisting with criminal apprehensions and crime prevention efforts. Citizens can take steps to reduce the likelihood of victimization by securing their property and being mindful of current criminal activity. Crime maps and crime alerts are a means for citizens to stay informed. RAIDS Online provides a tool for citizens to stay informed and a tool for the police officers to gain more information about what is occurring on their beat.
To access reported crime activity in your neighborhood, go to the City of Wheat Ridge website at www.ci.wheatridge.co.us and click on “Police Department” and then “Neighborhood Crime Statistics.”
District III Residents
Save the Dates!
• The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival is set for Aug. 16 & 17, at 44th Avenue and Field Street.
• Zoppé Italian Family Circus takes place Aug. 17-26, also at 44th and Field.
Wheat Ridge Mayor Jerry DiTullio can be reached by calling city hall, 303-235-2800.