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MapInfo creates community policing application for Troy, New York

MapInfo Corporation introduced the new City of Troy Community Policing Crime Mapping application, an intranet-based crime analysis and mapping application for the Troy, N.Y. Police Department, which helps police officers analyze the occurrence of crime incidents and complaints about violations of the city’s codes in near real-time.

Built on several MapInfo products, including MapXtreme for Windows, the community policing application enables Troy police officers to quickly and easily perform searches based on various criteria, such as police zone, date range and type of police incident or city code complaint. Searchable offenses include assault, prostitution, homicide, cruelty to animals and excessive noise. Using this data, police officers can generate several types of maps and reports to help them analyze what types of crimes and violations are happening in certain neighborhoods, or even at specific street addresses, so that they can more effectively respond to situations and take steps to reduce crime.