Posted on: 2014-01-30

Loveland Police Join New Crime Fighting Partnership

The Miami Township, Milford and Loveland Police Departments recently partnered with each other and BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in all three communities. The Police Departments now have online crime maps called RAIDS Online (www.raidsonline.com) that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Police Departments to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said, “RAIDS Online is our newest tool to help inform and educate residents about police activity and crime in their neighborhood and it fits right in with our Community and Problem Oriented Policing strategies.”

Citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the records systems of each department to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. RAIDS Online displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents.

“All three Police Departments’ participation in RAIDS Online highlights their commitment to proactive communication with the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics. “We’re excited to partner with them to provide this free service for their public.”

“This will be a great partnership in gathering and sharing reported crimes with the public and other police agencies. The ability to see the types of crimes that have occurred in your neighborhood on a map and to easily provide an anonymous tip is invaluable. We are currently working with other law enforcement agencies to expand this free mapping service,” said Miami Township Police Chief Sue Madsen.

Miami Township Police reached out to neighboring community police agencies with the idea to collect, analyze and share crime data. An officer with Miami Township will analyze the data and create intelligence reports that will be shared with neighboring police agencies.

“The sharing of information is key to helping us do our jobs more efficiently and effectively,” said Loveland Police Chief Tim Sabransky. “We already share a records management system with Milford and this new sharing opportunity just seemed to be a logical next step. We also look forward to working with other nearby police departments.”