New website and Crime Fighting Tool
News for Immediate Release
NORTH COVENTRY POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES DIGITAL CRIME FIGHTING TOOL
New Web site offers direct access to crime and public safety-related information
North Coventry, PA (April 1st, 2016) – The North Coventry Board of Supervsiors, Police Department and Police Chief Robert A. Schurr announced the launch of a new website that gives people who use social networks and mobile devices an easier, more effective way to help fight crime and stay informed.
The new www.northcoventrypolice.com website was developed in partnership with CRIMEWATCH Pennsylvania and is part of the CRIMEWATCH Network (www.crimewatchpa.com). This online tool gives the public direct access to crime- and public safety-related information happening in their community.
“This new website is the perfect entry point for establishing better police and public partnerships. Technology gives us the opportunity to communicate with the public and the anonymity of the tech avoids the potential risks of sharing information with the police…several police departments throughout the region are having great success using this technology, said Chief Schurr.
North Coventry Police Department is the second Chester County based police department to go live on the CRIMEWATCH Network; a communications platform developed specifically for Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies that allows for geographically targeted information sharing and intelligence gathering.
“Through this new web portal, the public can view and share community related crime information on social networks, through email and on mobile devices,” said North Coventry Police Chief Robert A. Schurr.
This resource allows residents to do the following:
Sign up for a free account to receive e-mail alerts regarding crime committed in certain areas,
Submit a tip to local law enforcement,
View recent arrests and “most wanted” lists,
File a right-to-know request,
Share information with others through social media, and
Get connected with resources and services.
Chief Robert A. Schurr