The North East Police Department and police Chief Michael Sliker 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 website was developed in partnership with CRIMEWATCH Technologies 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 … many police departments throughout the commonwealth are having great success using this technology,” Sliker said.
North East Borough Police Department is the most recent Pennsylvania-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 public safety and community related crime information on social networks, through email and on mobile devices,” Sliker said.
This resource allows residents to sign up for a free account to receive e-mail alerts regarding public safety announcements and 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.