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 Kaufman County Sherriff’s Office Joins the National Crime Map

Citizens now have free access to official, timely crime data through the CrimeReports website and iPhone app

Kaufman County, Texas—March 21, 2011


Have you ever seen flashing blue lights in your neighborhood and wanted to know what was going on? Do you want to find out how safe your neighborhood really is? Now you can, through a new partnership between Kaufman County Sherriff’s Office and CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.

“Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities,” says Sheriff David A. Byrnes. “Partnering with CrimeReports gives us the ability to keep the public informed on a regular basis as to what is going on in the community.” He added that the public can access the crime map 24 hours a day through the website or through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. The new service even lets local citizens sign up for free customizable email alerts, so they can stay on top of crime in their neighborhood. “Information is power,” Sheriff Byrnes added, “and we hope that giving the community this information will help them prevent crime in their neighborhoods.”

“The Kaufman County Sherriff’s Office is a leader in law enforcement innovation,” says Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports. “They are demonstrating their commitment to the community, to proactive policing, and fiscal responsibility.”

Kaufman County SO is joining over 1,600 other law enforcement agencies of all sizes across North America who share their crime information with the public through the map, like Baltimore, Boston, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County, and more.

You can access your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime alerts at www.CrimeReports.com.