The Oak Forest Police Department and the Oak Forest Crime Prevention Commission have teamed up to utilize CrimeReports on the city’s website.
CrimeReports, developed by PublicEngines— a company that develops easy-to-use, cloud-based software that helps organizations gather, analyze, and share intelligence to improve public safety—provides timely crime data online to the public.
“We are committed to partnering with our residents to make them aware of trends within the city and to gain their help in solving crime,” said Oak Forest Police Chief Greg Anderson. “Even though Oak Forest is a relatively low-crime town, we must do everything we can to provide for a safer and more informed community.”
Specifically, CrimeReports allows residents to access and browse information regarding burglaries, auto thefts, traffic crashes, sex offender listings, and other criminal activity on a map from any computer or mobile device. At the click of a mouse or tap of a finger, citizens can review the crime type, time, general location, and name of the agency that published it for every icon. The program auto- publishes crime data from the police department’s records system.
“The Crime Prevention Commission has strived to put crime information at the forefront,” Crime Prevention Chair Dennis Mitzner added. “CrimeReports now gives residents direct access to information about what is happening in their neighborhoods in a timely manner. This is a big step forward in communicating this information.”
To access CrimeReportsTM, click here. For more information about the crime data program, please call the police department at 708-687-1376.