The Charlestown Police Department has teamed up with CrimeMapping.com to provide a daily interactive summary of the most serious crimes reported within Charlestown, Indiana. Like in hundreds of communities across the country, CrimeMapping.com is helping keep communities informed of what types of criminal activity are being reported in their neighborhoods. Simply by logging on to www.ctownpd.com/map; residents can immediately see a street map of Charlestown with the last seven days of the listed crimes reported to CHPD; then easily change the date range through 90 days of records. All crime data is extracted daily from our department’s record management software and checked for accuracy automatically; and crime data seen on the map can also easily be converted to a report list or chart view, with the click of your computer mouse.
Additionally, citizens can also use the CHPD Crime Mapping platform to receive automatic email alerts; which provide information about crimes reported in their neighborhood, without having to check the website and map everyday. The map doesn’t identify exact addresses of crime; instead all data is mapped to the hundred block level to help protect personal privacy.
Convenient links to contact the CHPD Records Division, or for filing an anonymous crime tip are also available with each crime data plot on the map. “We sincerely hope our new crime mapping service, combined with our mobile app, and Neighborhood Watch program; will provide you, our citizens, the tools and information to coordinate with us to continue building a safer and secure Charlestown community”, commented Charlestown Police Chief Timothy Wolff. For more information, just view the below introductory video by Chief Wolff, or log onto www.ctownpd.com/map.