UTPD Introduces New Crime Prevention Tool

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The UT Police Department (UTPD) has partnered with BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide RAIDS Online, an online, public crime mapping system. The partnership will help keep members of the university community informed about crime that occurs on campus and in the area.

RAIDS Online provides a map and crime analysis data. UT community members can use the map, data grid, and analytics to learn more about specific incidents and reports. Community members also can sign up for crime alerts that provide statistics about their area in a daily, weekly, or monthly e-mail.

“Our goal is to provide community members with another way to get information about general crime on the UT campus. Building an awareness about incidents that occur is key to preventing and reducing crime,” said Interim Chief Debbie Perry.

The Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office also use RAIDS Online as a crime prevention and education tool.

The site also allows members of the community to submit anonymous tips. Along with connecting the public to police departments, RAIDS Online provides citizens with the same data used by law enforcement so that they can make informed decisions about their safety.

The system will be used in combination with the university’s communication about serious incidents which includes e-mails to all faculty, staff, and students, UT Alert text and e-mail messages, and updates to the front page of the UT Knoxville website.

To view the UT campus on RAIDS Online, click here.

For more information about UTPD, visit the department’s website.

C O N T A C T :

Emily Simerly, UTPD (865-974-0163, emilym@utk.edu

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