STREETSBORO, Ohio - Streetsboro is rolling out a new system to help residents stay informed about crime incidents and alerts.
The online map system is called RAIDS Online and allows citizens to view a map and grid with all of the incidents in their area. According to a press release, users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that provide a breakdown of recent crime activity in an email or submit an anonymous crime tip directly to law enforcement. RAIDS Online is also available through a mobile app.
The system automatically connects to the Streetsboro police department's records to keep incident information updated once per day, states the press release. In addition to location, RAIDS Online provides data about the type of incident, location, block-level address, date and time.
"We feel it is very important to keep our community informed of what we are doing in their neighborhoods,"said Streetsboro Police Department Lieutenant Darin Powers in a written press release. "Keeping our community safe is a partnership between our department and our citizens. RAIDS Online Incident Mapping will work side-by-side with other tools we offer such as Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and our website as means of keeping citizens informed."
Streetsboro joins Akron, Medina, Youngstown and Poland township as the only police departments in northeast Ohio using the online platform.
To access the Streetsboro incident map, click here .