Why CRIMEWATCH?

The responsibility of electronic engagement, online reputation management and digital intelligence gathering typically falls on the shoulders of a single officer or small team.

The responsibility of electronic engagement, online reputation management and digital intelligence gathering typically falls on the shoulders of a single officer or small team.

UNDERSTANDING PD Challenges:

  • Effective community engagement in a digital world is very difficult for PDs

  • Too many technology choices – very few are built specifically for law enforcement

  • No standardized public engagement platform for police departments

  • Learning curve for new technologies is perceived to be long & arduous

  • Costs can be prohibitive General lack of support from stakeholders

  • The public demands relevant and timely crime information

Delivering unprecedented Engagement with Your Community and Citizens

 
70% of U.S. adults have smartphones. Over 80% use social media.

70% of U.S. adults have smartphones. Over 80% use social media.

The CRIMEWATCH Network is an integrated public engagement platform developed specifically for law enforcement agencies and allows for geographically targeted information sharing and intelligence gathering.

CRIMEWATCH organizes and collectively distributes crime data to the public and media using its controlled content delivery technology through interconnected police department websites (portals), social media, mobile application and TV network. Supplied with this new access to crime data and public safety information occurring near them, citizens are now simply, safely and anonymously reporting tips and information back to law enforcement who are swiftly responding. 

 
 

Only CRIMEWATCH distributes near real time data between police officers and their communities, across the widest variety of digital media

Police departments of all sizes can easily distribute crime data quickly to the public and other law enforcement agencies, providing a universal channel for ‘organizational transparency’ and strategic value, never seen before.

Police departments of all sizes can easily distribute crime data quickly to the public and other law enforcement agencies, providing a universal channel for ‘organizational transparency’ and strategic value, never seen before.


GAME CHANGING BENEFITS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

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CRIMEWATCH is REACHing MILLIONS

CRIMEWATCH is actively deployed throughout Pennsylvania with over 40,000 mobile users, 225,000 connected social media users and over 5,000,000 annual unique web visitors.


CRIMEWATCH enables operational accountability

All the information being created and distributed through CRIMEWATCH websites establishes an opportunity for policing agencies to measure performance and effectiveness online – something that has never been possible for law enforcement.

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An UNMATCHED connection between Police and community

The public is readily identifying crime perpetrators – those individuals who have been identified by law enforcement through CRIMEWATCH. The perpetrators’ info (mugshot, physical characteristics, known location, etc.) are displayed on tens of thousands of social media and web pages. Citizens are safely tipping police, who are acting in near real time, and criminals are being captured.


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