North Charleston becomes first in the state where residents can track area crime, online. Not exactly social media. Instead it’s using online media to track anti-social activities. North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt says the police department is the first in South Carolina to partner with Colorado-based Bair Software to offer online mapping of the city’s crimes. With this mapping, residents will be able to log-on to the city’s website and view offenses in their neighborhoods.
Zumalt told the Post and Courier the goal is to increase awareness and vigilance in the community. As for cost, the web service doesn’t cost the city any money, as the mapping is free to law enforcement. Residents will also be able to sign up to receive e-mail alerts about crime happening in the area.