For Shelby Township and Utica residents, knowing what crimes are taking place in their neighborhood is only a click away.
Focused on expanding the lines of communication between the force and public, the Utica and Shelby Township police signed up to became a part of Crimedar.com. That means various, brief reports—from those of drunken driving and domestic violence arrests to home and vehicle break-ins—are visible in an online map with icons indicating the types of crimes occurred in their respective location.
Residential police runs listed, along with their short explanations, are cited by general location to protect victims' identities. Specifics about the arrests are also left out of online summaries.
Users will be able to view the past two weeks worth of police activity data plotted on the Township map and in the data log. The map and data log will be updated every Monday and Friday.
The public can access the map by visiting www.chesterfieldpolice.org.
Nine Macomb County police agencies are part of the Crimedar system, which according to a WDIV-TV news report, is the brainchild of an Eastpointe native and Royal Oak resident.