Posts Tagged: neighborhood

From a Truck Stop to a Home: How to Facilitate Community Connectedness

Government agencies partner with local residents to solve community problems, design new projects, coordinate beautification efforts, and keep lines of communication open. As a longtime city employee, I have worked on many community “outreach” or “engagement” projects over the years. One conversation I had with a resident had a profound impact on my work perspective…. Read more »

Harris County Shooting Puts iWatch In the News

Teamwork between different law enforcement agencies is one of the key concepts to keep children safe. This was perhaps the most discussed topic at a town hall meeting held by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office last night. By Lilia Bonilla The meeting was held at the North Campus of San Jacinto Community College. Representatives from… Read more »

Bridgeport police say the iWatch Bridgeport app is the future of policing

Launched in October, Bridgeport police say the iWatch Bridgeport app is the future of policing. “In a city that has 143,000 people and 18 square miles, and 400 cops working 24 hours a day, this is the ultimate cop,” said Lt. David Daniels III. So how does it work? “When you want to submit a… Read more »

Duluth Community Safety Initiative Wins National Award

Duluth, MN (September 28, 2011): Innovative community safety efforts that have reduced crime, eliminated blight and renewed economic vitality in Duluth neighborhoods are being recognized on Wednesday with a national MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award. The Duluth Police Department and two local organizations were selected for first-place recognition from among 700 applicants for one of… Read more »

Dallas City Council members praise iWatchDallas.net initiative that seeks crime tips via web, text, phone apps

“Not many people in the 20-something, 30-something age group participate in crime watch in Dallas,” Police Chief David Brown said. “I think those age groups are concerned about crime in Dallas, but they don’t see the functionality of sitting in a meeting to communicate. I think the way they communicate all the time is through… Read more »

Philly Borough Extends the iWatch Program to Western Suburbs

Colwyn Police Department announces the release of its new iWatch program, the latest software tool created by iThinQware, Inc. that allows citizens and law enforcement to join together in the fight against crime. iWatch puts crime tipping and crime reporting into the palm of your hand, allowing individuals to get crime information and submit crime… Read more »

Harris County Launches IwatchHarrisCounty.com

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Friday unveiled a new, smartphone-age tool designed to enhance the ability of citizens to send tips to law enforcement authorities. Flanked by several members of his command and investigative teams during a press conference at the Harris County Jail, Garcia touted “iWatchHarrisCounty,” a free downloadable application for Blackberries, iPhones,… Read more »

New Crime-Fighting Tool Launches in Grapevine

By Steve [email protected] Grapevine Police Department, in partnership with the Grapevine-Colleyville school district, is offering a new smartphone application, iWatch Grapevine, for reporting crime in the city. IWatch Grapevine is an exciting, new, virtual Crime Watch program that will empower citizens like you to help the police deal with criminals or others who would seek… Read more »

Reach for the APP, not the Gun.

Dallas (Thursday, April 12, 2012)– The RTCC (Real Time Crime Center) of the Philadelphia Police Department today launched iWatchPhiladelphia, a mobile app and “Centralized Investigational Dashboard” (CID) software suite that lets any citizen to report suspected criminal activities, respond to police requests for information, or submit photos or videos anonymously from smartphones directly to the… Read more »

Who Dumped All That Free Speech on My Lawn?

A lively conversation blew through the Ypsilanti, Michigan message boards this week, like discarded coupons churning in the wind. Residents are tired of finding local news site AnnArbor.com’s weekly add papers strewn about their property. Rather than just complain, they’ve taken to SeeClickFix to exchange information and find a solution. It’s proven surprisingly difficult for… Read more »