COBOURG POLICE SERVICE ANNOUNCES NEW CRIME MAPPING TOOL
The Cobourg Police Service has launched a new crime mapping tool that is publicly available and simple to use.
Go to the Cobourg Police website (link) and the new map link will be visible in the centre of the page.
We are happy to be able to provide this added capability with the assistance co-operation of the Midland Police Service. This new website (CrimePlot.com) is owned and managed by the Midland Police Service and developed by S/Constable Bill Gordon, the service's IT Manager.
The crime map allows us to further engage the community and allow our citizens to visualize criminal activity and police calls for service, in and around the community. As well, the site is built to be mobile-device friendly, so it should work on your smartphones and tablets as well as your desktop computers.
The mapping data is an extract from our master database and only contains incidents that meet public disclosure eligibility. We won't provide detailed locations for any specific incident and the co-ordinates have a margin of error induced to help anonymize the visualizations.
Incident classifications that could lead to the identity of a victim have not been included on this map.
You won't find incidents for sudden deaths (natural causes), suicides, suicide attempts, mental health issues, domestic violence, child abuse etc...
In addition, we don't publish frauds, court process, bail violations and other generic incident types that would be meaningless to visualize unless you were made aware of the details of that specific incident.
We classify such catch-all types of incidents as "Police Assistance" and don't visualize those since we are not at liberty to disclose the particulars of those calls for service.
Please try it out and let us know what you think.