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Blendon Township Police Department Joins the National Crime Map

 Blendon Township Police Department Joins the National Crime Map

Citizens now have free access to official, timely crime data through the CrimeReports website and iPhone app

Westerville, Ohio—Feb. 22, 2011

Have you ever seen flashing blue lights in your neighborhood and wanted to know what was happening? Do you want to find out how safe your neighborhood really is? Now you can, through a new partnership between the Blendon Township Police Department and CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, at A link is also posted on the Blendon Township website .

“Working with the community and sharing information is one of our top priorities,” says Chief John Belford. “Partnering with CrimeReports gives us another tool to keep the public informed on a regular basis as to what is going on throughout the township.” He added that the public can access the crime map 24 hours a day through the website or through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. The new service even lets local citizens sign up for free customizable email alerts, so they can stay on top of crime in their neighborhood. “Its not just information for the sake of satisfying curiosity,” Chief Belford added, “we hope that giving the community this information will help them prevent crime in their neighborhoods.”

“The Blendon Township Police Department is a leader in law enforcement innovation,” says Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports. “They are demonstrating their commitment to the community, to proactive policing, and fiscal responsibility.”

Blendon Township PD is joining over 1,600 other law enforcement agencies of all sizes across North America who share their crime information with the public through the map, like the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus Police Department. You can access your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime alerts at


About CrimeReports

Partnering with over 1,600 law enforcement agencies, CrimeReports is the #1 crime map and anonymous tip network in North America. It offers the largest and most accurate resource for timely, street-level crime and sex offender information on the web. The CrimeReports network offers a family of affordable, easy-to-use software tools created to help law enforcement agencies understand crime trends, share up-to-date information with the public, and receive actionable intelligence from the community. Empowering them to make informed decisions and help improve community safety, citizens can access the integrated crime map, create or join neighborhood groups and collaborate with other citizens and local law enforcement free at CrimeReports services are offered by Public Engines, Inc. For more information, visit

Posted by jimwelch on 02/27/2011
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