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Crime-mapping feature available to public

By The Mercury

Riley County police announced that the public will be able to track crime in their area on an online website thanks to a partnership between the RCPD and BAIR Analytics.

The website,, will allow the RCPD to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur, Capt. Tim Hegarty said. He said it works by syncing with RCPD’s records system to automatically upload crime information and keep it updated on the map.

Hegarty said Riley County citizens can use RAIDS Online to find patterns and trends of crimes in their community or across the nation.

He said citizens who use the website to become aware of crime trends can make more informed decisions regarding where they live, shop, play, send their kids to school and other important choices regarding their personal safety.

The public can also use the website to sign up for neighborhood crime alerts to receive daily, weekly or monthly emails with a breakdown of crimes in their area.

Hegarty said BAIR offers RAIDS Online as a free service to any law enforcement agency who wishes to participate.

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