The Hope Police Department (HPD), Cardinal Tracking Incorporated and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Hope, Arkansas.

HPD now has an online crime map, called Community Crime Map, that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts citizens about crimes in their area, and allows HPD to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. Hope, Arkansas citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and soon will be able submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency by selecting a displayed crime icon on the map.

Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the HPD records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. The service includes a grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about each incident displayed, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.  Community Crime Map and the Community Crime Map Mobile app is a free service.

The Crime Map can be accessed by going to the City of Hope website, www.hopearkansas.net.  select “maps” under the Quick Links caption, then select “community crime maps”, then select “Lexis Nexis” or you may choose to go directly to https://communitycrimemap.com.  You can also download the Raids Online App to your smart device and stay connected on the go.

You can also sign up for crime alerts in the upper right hand corner of the Community Crime Map page. These notifications are currently made via email.  Crime Map allows you to look at the crime data from various categories of your choice.  As you choose various categories of crime to observe, they will be displayed in a typical or satellite view.  Sex Offenders will be incorporated into the mapping system as soon as possible, but until then, sex offenders can be viewed via the ACIC website sex offender registry. While you are there, check out all the other neat community tools available to you via the many links to important services.   If you have any questions please contact Chief JR Wilson at (870) 722-2558