By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor in Chief
An informed citizen is a safe citizen, and that is the goal of Crime Mapping, a free service that is open to all residents of Huron Township and other communities.
CrimeMapping.org is a website that helps law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood, and the Huron Township Police Department is going to start using this service.
The website, which is a separate entity but is funded through your local department, works by extracting data from the existing records system at each law enforcement agency through an automated process.
The data displayed is guaranteed to be the most current available.
The Huron Township Crime Mapping link is http://www.hurontownship-mi.gov/PoliceDepartment/CrimeMapping.aspx, and can be accessed 24 hours a day.
Huron Chief of Police Everette Robbins says that the department’s goal is to reduce crime through a well informed pubic.
He said that the more opportunities that the department has to inform residents about issues in their immediate area, the better relationship the public will have with the department and as a result, the community is safer.
Robbins thanked Detective Lieutenant Leo Girard for helping to get this service up and running for residents.