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Williamsport Bureau of Police launch new digital crime fighting tool

The Williamsport Bureau of Police and Police Chief Damon Hagan 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 Williamsport Bureau of Police website WilliamsportPD.org was developed in partnership with CRIMEWATCH Technologies and is part of the CRIMEWATCH Network (crimewatch.net). 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 helps reduce the potential risks of sharing information with the police. Several police departments throughout the region are having great success using this technology.

The Williamsport Bureau of Police is the first Lycoming County based agency to go live on the CRIMEWATCH Network; a communications platform developed specifically for law enforcement agencies that allows for geographically targeted information sharing and intelligence gathering. The Bureau would like to thank the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office for the generous donation and assistance with this project. Local residents and students are strongly encouraged to visit WilliamsportPD.org connect with police department social media sites, and/or download CRIMEWATCH Mobile from the Apple App Store or Android App Store.

The new Williamsport Bureau of Police Website can be found at WilliamsportPD.org This resource allows residents to do the following: Sign up for a free account to receive e-mail alerts regarding crime committed in certain areas, Submit a tip to local law enforcement, View recent arrests and “most wanted” lists, Register camera and alarm systems, Share information with others through social media, and Get connected with resources and services.

For more information or to view the new Williamsport Bureau of Police Website visit WilliamsportPD.org or to learn more about CRIMEWATCH visit crimewatch.net

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