Lock Haven, Pa. – – A relaunched website provides an easier and more effective way for people using social networks and mobile devices to fight crime and stay up to date, said Dave Strauss, District Attorney for Clinton Monday.
The new website was developed in collaboration with CRIMEWATCH Technologies and is part of the CRIMEWATCH network (crimewatch.net). This online tool provides the public with direct access to information about crime and public safety in their community.
“Crimewatch is an excellent tool that we can use to create better law enforcement and public partnership. I am delighted that we have made this technology available to Sheriff Stover’s office and all community departments in the county, ”said DA Strouse.
“I’m happy to be able to offer our communities the significant police benefits that Crimewatch offers.” Strouse added, “With this technology, members of the public can actively assist law enforcement and do so anonymously if they so choose. Most importantly, in an emergency situation, any department can instantly connect to followers across all social media platforms, emails, and cell phones. ”
The DA office is supported by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the local law enforcement agency Lock Haven City PD. Pine Creek Twp. PD; Lamar Twp. PD; Mill Hall Borough PD; Renovo Borough PD and the Woodward Twp. PD. All departments have their own CRIMEWATCH network side; A communication platform that was specially developed for law enforcement agencies and enables geographically targeted information exchange and information gathering.
Strouse’s office is funding the first year of Crimewatch entirely from funds from the Drug Forfeiture, which seized the prosecution of drug dealers convicted of crimes in Clinton County.
Local residents and students are strongly encouraged to visit ClintonDA.org and to Connect to law enforcement social media websites and / or download CRIMEWATCH Mobile from the Apple or Android App Store.
With this resource, residents can do the following:
- Open a free account to receive email notifications of crime in specific areas.
- Submit a tip to local law enforcement agencies.
- View current arrests and most searched lists,
- Share information with others through social media and
- Connect to resources and services.
For more information or the new Clinton District Attorney’s CRIMEWATCH page, please visit ClintonDA.org. To learn more about CRIMEWATCH, visit crimewatch.net