Livingston County Sheriff Adds Feature To Website

Date 2013/7/26 6:45:17 | Topic: News

Eighteen months after the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office launched a website Sheriff Steve Cox says he’s extremely pleased with reaction from the public, elected officials, and other agencies.

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Now the web site has added an interactive crime map to the site. Visit the site www.livcoso.org to view the interactive crime map.

Sheriff Cox explained having the interactive crime map on-line allow the public to view locations where crimes have occurred in Livingston County. The crime map displays icon pin points for up to 15 specific crime types. Visitors may choose to view all crime types or select to view by specific crime type or search for crimes during specific date ranges.

Cox believes Crime Mapping will be a key feature just as the MOST WANTED Fugitive section. He said it should help people see where and what crime is taking place, identify additional criminal acts, and provide information on those responsible to help bring them before the courts.

One note, Sheriff Cox stated the interactive map will only feature crimes or potential crimes which cause an incident report to be created by officers. Calls for service, minor incidents and most traffic offenses are not included with crime mapping. Most frequently, Cox said the sheriff’s office will only use a general block address or nearby intersection for mapping purposes instead of an actual street address.

A few other incidents may not get on the crime map due to other or legal reasons.



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