New alliance focused on improving public safety and community relations throughout Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) and CRIMEWATCH Technologies announced a partnership agreement between the two organizations. The partnership was formed with the purpose of improving public safety and cultivating community relations between police departments and citizens throughout Pennsylvania using CRIMEWATCH, making it even more significant across the state.
Based on the results reported by current CRIMEWATCH member police departments, both organizations strongly believe the partnership will flourish. The CRIMEWATCH platform is currently deployed in over 110 police departments across the Commonwealth, with more than 30 departments in the evaluation phase.
“We couldn’t be more pleased about formalizing this partnership with CRIMEWATCH,” stated Tom Gross, Executive Director at PCPA. “The feedback we’re receiving from our police chiefs and commanders across the state has been overwhelmingly positive,” Director Gross said.
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.
M.W. Bloom, Founder and CEO of CRIMEWATCH Technologies, isn’t surprised with how well the technology is being received by law enforcement commanders and believes partnering with the PCPA will make CRIMEWATCH even more significant across the state. “Not only are we seeing substantial impact on reported crime [rates] and crime clearances where CRIMEWATCH is deployed, we’re hearing from police chiefs across Pennsylvania about the dramatic improvement in community relations they’re experiencing,” Bloom said. “Our primary objective for CRIMEWATCH, from the beginning, was to make the communities we all live in more safe. And that’s exactly what we’re doing, one community at a time.”
It’s likely Bloom’s customers agree with his optimism. In a survey of current CRIMEWATCH network member police chiefs held in early January, over 85% of the chiefs indicated they would recommend the CRIMEWATCH platform to a professional colleague, and 100% of the chiefs stated they would promote CRIMEWATCH on their website and social media accounts.
Additional information regarding the newly formed partnership, including 2017 CRIMEWATCH Crime and Community Impact Reports, will be announced at The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s 104th Annual Education & Training Conference held in Harrisburg, PA on July 23-26, 2017. Visit www.pachiefs.org or www.crimewatchtech.com for additional information.
About the Pennsylvania Chief of Police Association:
The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Associations’ (PCPA) mission is to promote excellence in leadership and expertise in law enforcement, to advocate for Law Enforcement leaders, and to provide innovative programs and training for our members. The PCPA employs a full-time staff of dedicated professionals. Staff responsibilities focus on developing and sustaining world-class services and capabilities for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement agencies.
CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Inc., is a privately held company that develops cutting-edge technology solutions for law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. The company’s core product is the CRIMEWATCH Network, an integrated public engagement platform developed specifically for law enforcement agencies and allows for geographically targeted information sharing and intelligence gathering. CRIMEWATCH distributes near real time data to/from law enforcement and citizens, fostering unprecedented levels of community engagement.
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CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Inc.
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