crimesoftware1The Castle Rock Police Department has partnered with an area software company to launch a crime reporting system for the town. The ‘RAIDS Online’ system will serve to help citizens keep an eye on crime activity in their neighborhood and surrounding areas.

The software works by syncing with the police department’s records system. RAIDS Online then takes the verified information and displays it for users on a town map. People can then click to see basic information about the incident: the type of crime, location, block-level address, date and time. Every 24 hours, information is updated.

Users can log onto to access the RAIDS Online portal. After accepting the terms of the site, a map of Castle Rock will appear. Users can then click on the tabbed menus to see what kinds of crimes are occurring in specific neighborhoods. Douglas County crime activity can also be monitored using the same system and can be accessed through the County’s website,

Not only can residents access the website, they can also sign up to receive crime data via email, by entering their name, email address and home or business address. They can sign up for daily, weekly or monthly reports and can decide the types of crimes to which they would like to be alerted.

“Castle Rock is one of the safest communities along the Front Range,” said Commander Tim Gorman. “Our goal with this new program is to continue to keep our community well informed, taking safety to an even higher level.”

(Source: Town of Castle Rock, Press Release)