Excerpted from Nov. 6, 2006 Daily Republic >>click for full article (subscription required)>>
By Ian Thompson
SUISUN CITY - Suisun City residents will be able to find out where crime is in their community as well as send in tips and information to the police, thanks to a new online crime mapping system.
The system is called the iMap Crime Mapping System, which will allow neighborhood watch groups, residents and businesses to send information and tips about crimes directly to the police department.
"If residents see something odd or suspicious, we want to know about it," Suisun City Police Commander Ed Dadisho. "With this system, they can check online to see if an incident was reported and instantly pass on to our investigators any information they may have about it."
Suisun City Police Officer Andrew White created the system using Google mapping software to display crime information from the department's reporting system.
This automatically updating mapping system can be accessed from any Internet-ready computer and it allows businesses and residents to e-mail tips to the police directly from the system.