InterAct’ SafeTown™ Helps the Godley Police Department Improve Community Connections to Make the City of Godley a “SafeTown” City

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Community engagement apps help connect the public to public safety.

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SafeTown is a force multiplier.

Today, the Godley Police Department unveiled “SafeTown™”, a powerful, easy to use suite of web-based and mobile apps that will connect and empower local law enforcement and citizens to make their community a better and safer place to live.

“SafeTown is a force multiplier. It increases the resources committed to fighting crime because it gets citizens involved in the safety of the community,” said Chief of Police James Healy. “We believe SafeTown will be the final component needed to complete our goal in keeping our citizens and the surrounding county residents aware of what is going on in the city. Over the past 6 years, we have strived to incorporate a community policing based philosophy. We are the only city in the county that has completed the Texas Police Chief's Best Practice Program, being awarded as only the 90th in the state to achieve this status. We have one of the lowest crime rates in our county and now our citizens will also be one of the most informed and up to date as well.”

SafeTown apps are fully integrated with InterAct’s suite of public safety applications, ensuring that information is always accurate and up to date. “The data that agencies want to share with citizens are in the core InterAct systems and the information shared by the citizens needs to be accessible through these same core systems in order to realize the full value of the public-to-public safety data sharing enabled by SafeTown,” said Jim Wilson, Vice President and General Manager of SafeTown. “We are proud to be a part of making Godley a safer town to live in.”

The Godley Police Department has initially implemented one module of the SafeTown Suite, Crime Maps, which is powered by RAIDS Online from BAIR Analytics. “The Godley Police Departments commitment to provide proactive communication through the combination of RAIDS Online and the SafeTown application suite demonstrates their commitment to the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics, “We’re excited to partner with InterAct to provide this free service to the citizens of Godley Texas.”

SafeTown Crime Maps App provides the following key features:

  •     With SafeTown’s Crime Maps App, you can view crime incidents and statistics for your 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 you 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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