Posted: Nov 22, 2010 11:21 AM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Nov 22, 2010 12:13 PM
Press Release- Lafayette, LA - Recently, Lafayette Consolidated Government along with Law Enforcement Officials parish wide officially unveiled the newest Crimeview system to the public. The web-based software (http://crimeview.lafayettela.gov) is open to all residents with access to the internet.
It culls data from 9-1-1 Dispatch to Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Sheriff's Office and all other Parish Law Enforcement entities into a single interface, and users can pull data based on incident type, geographic location, or by date. In addition, members of the public can sign up for regular emails which report crimes near their residences through daily emails.
The project was collaborative in nature with members of the police department as well as members of the IT staff working to get the product functional for members of the community.
Police Chief Jim Craft who was instrumental in bringing the system to Lafayette said this, "Citizens will now have the ability to be notified and to stay informed as to what is being reported within their neighborhoods. An informed public that reports crime can only improve the quality of life for all citizens within the Parish."
Lafayette Consolidated Government Interim Chief Information Officer Tonia Khosropour issued the following statement: "We are pleased to unveil the Crimeview system to the public. Over the last several months, we have been in beta testing which has been successful. Many people have learned about and begun using the site over the last few months. We feel confident that it has passed early tests and can adequately meet the information needs of all Lafayette residents."
City-Parish President Joey Durel echoed Khosropour's thoughts, "As we strive to make our government available to citizens 24 hours a day, we are excited that our city has shown once again that we will use technology to provide relevant and meaningful information to members of our community. We want all Lafayette residents to feel they have access to information and the tools they need to keep their family safe, and the Crimeview Community system is an important step in that direction."