Arcata Police Introduce a New Tool to Keep up With Crime in Your Neighborhood

Police incident map

Active calls for service on January 31. [Partial screenshot of the Arcata Police Department Crime Map]

Press release from the Arcata Police Department:

Arcata Police Department introduces Citizen RIMS, an online crime reporting tool providing near-real time information on crimes and arrests in Arcata. The program allows you to track crime trends and keep up with enforcement efforts in your neighborhood.

The Citizen RIMS software is developed by Sun Ridge Systems and is integrated with APD’s computer aided dispatch system. Citizens are now able to see active calls for service happening right now, what’s happened in the past 24 hours, maps of incidents over a certain time period, maps of specific crime types, arrest logs for the past 30 days, recently stolen vehicle lists, missing persons lists, and most wanted lists. Website visitors can also subscribe to a free email service and receive new incident and crime data on a daily or weekly basis.

“Having an informed and involved community will help the Arcata Police Department be proactive in our attempt to reduce crime,” says Arcata Chief of Police Tom Chapman. “I am excited to launch this program to help the citizens of Arcata have a better understanding of what is occurring in their neighborhoods.”

Find out more about Citizen RIMS at www.cityofarcata.org/206/Police, or by calling the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428.

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6 comments

  • In russia they encourage citizens to turn in other citizens welcome tothe comunist states of america

    • Why turn them in and miss out on a freebie, that takes all the fun out of it, Russia sucks

    • Realist: I was in the 4th grade when the words “under god” were added to the pledge of allegiance which we recited every morning. Our teacher, Miss Johnson, explained to us that communists didn’t believe in god and therefore would not say those words. Therefore, we should tell a grown-up if we noticed somebody not saying those words…especially another teacher. Just sayin’. af

  • Realist – No it is a way for the unpopular folks to find out where the location of the party is at when they weren’t invited to it….

  • Along with their license plate tracking software that tracks every single car in Arcata when there cruiser equipt with the reader drives by , you actually do live in a tracked communist community. Have fun. Along with you electronic leash of a cell phone , they know all. Cheers idiot citizens.

  • They have the same tech in eureka.

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