Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Seattle Online Crime Map Offers Redacted Reports

"Several cities offer online maps showing where various types of crimes have been committed. However, the map recently deployed by Seattle, Wash. is one of the few to offer links to redacted police reports. The city’s My Neighborhood Maps eliminated a labor-intensive manual process that will free up employees to do other work, according to Bill Schrier, CIO of Seattle. Before deployment of the online map, citizens had to visit police stations to request police reports and typically wait 12 days to receive them. Now, a few simple clicks on the map can get citizens any police reports they need, instantly."
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