Whitney Police Department Transforms Community Engagement with SafeTown™ a Cloud-Based Social Media Platform from InterAct™

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This month, the Whitney Police Department in Texas unveiled SafeTown, a powerful, easy to use suite of web-based and mobile applications that connect and empower citizens and local law enforcement to make their community a better and safer place to live.

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Launching SafeTown allows us the opportunity of having a two-way conversation with our community and encourages genuine citizen involvement.

"Our primary mission is to serve the citizens of Whitney," said Chief Christopher Bentley. "Launching SafeTown allows us the opportunity of having a two-way conversation with our community and encourages genuine citizen involvement. We look forward to working with InterAct to evaluate additional SafeTown applications that will help us keep the conversation going."

“InterAct is delighted to support Whitney Police Department’s mission by implementing new technologies to improve the quality of emergency services they provide their community.” said Jim Wilson GM/VP of SafeTown. “By adopting SafeTown, the Whitney community now has a simple and powerful social media platform to connect the public to public safety.”

The Whitney Police Department has initially implemented one module of the SafeTown Suite, Crime Maps, which is powered by RAIDS Online from BAIR Analytics. The SafeTown Crime Maps module allows visibility to historical crime data that can help citizens partner with law enforcement and community watch organizations to create a safer community. They are the sixth emergency service agency in the nation to deploy SafeTown’s beta program. The SafeTown suite is scheduled for full release and general availability in Q4 2013, when numerous agencies around the nation are scheduled to "go live".

SafeTown Crime Maps provides the following key features:

  • Viewing crime incidents and statistics in a neighborhood conveniently on a map
  • Understand what crimes are happening, where they are happening and when they are happening
  • Better visibility to historical crime data can help citizens partner with law enforcement and community watch organizations to create a safer community

About SafeTown™
SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family of smart phone apps. With SafeTown, citizens can create household profiles for first responders to use. Agencies can post alerts to all SafeTown subscribers in the community and citizens can report non-emergency problems or suspicious activity.

Additionally, real time events and crime history can be viewed on a map, and authorities can publish information to the community about inmates in local correctional facilities. To learn more about SafeTown, please visit http://www.safetown.org.

About InterAct™
InterAct creates public safety software products that support dispatchers, incident responders (law, fire, EMS) and correctional officers worldwide. We bring the benefits of cloud computing to public safety. Our cloud applications connect public safety practitioners to each other and the information they need anywhere, anytime. Our cloud options are more reliable, less costly, easier to use, and more secure. We believe the benefits of cloud computing are so great that its adoption has become a key success factor in achieving the mission that we share with our customers: the safety and well-being of citizens and their communities. To learn more about InterAct’s solutions, please visit us at: http://www.interact911.com.

About BAIR Analytics
Established in 1997, BAIR Analytics is an analytical software and services company providing innovative tools and subject-matter expertise for public safety, private security, national security and defense entities. Nearly half of the largest public-safety agencies in the United States use BAIR’s products & services to fight crime. BAIR’s customers also include Wal-Mart, Target, ATF, and the US Department of Defense. In 2012 BAIR Analytics was honored as a top 50 Colorado company and made its debut as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America on the Inc. 500/5000 list. For more information, visit http://www.bairanalytics.com.

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