Kalamazoo, MI: The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) is proud to announce a redesign of its website at www.kalamazoopublicsafety.org. The redesign, which was completed in-house, includes updated department information, new graphics, and a new crime mapping system.
The new design simplifies the menu structure, allowing users to more easily find the information they need. It also has more integration with social media, it loads faster, and it uses responsive design, allowing the new website to work better on mobile devices. Citizens are encouraged to continue using the Coplogic “Report a Crime” tool to report certain non-emergency crimes that occurred within the City of Kalamazoo.
KDPS has partnered with the Omega Group and Trimble Public Safety to bring Kalamazoo crime statistics and crime alert notifications to www.crimemapping.com. The new system uses a user-friendly mapping interface and expands the list of online-reported crimes to include simple assaults, public disturbances, destruction of property, drunk driving, and weapon violations, which were not previously reported online.
The new crime mapping site receives data from the KDPS police records management system once a day and displays anonymized location, time and date, case number, and crime type for selected crime types. It is the same public, crime-mapping solution used by the cities of Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Detroit, and Ann Arbor, among many others. CrimeMapping.com also has an iOS app to show crime data on your mobile device. Users who subscribed to the previous crime alerts will need to resubscribe on the new crime mapping website.
The new website and online crime mapping system are about half as expensive to operate as the legacy systems they replaced.
By authority of: Ryan Tibbets, Assistant Chief-Fire Administration/Finance
Date: December 15, 2015
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Jeff Hadley – Public Safety Chief (269) 337-8123