The Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and City of Medicine Hat (CMH) announce the return of the crime map, an interactive community safety tool that displays calls for service throughout the community.
“Keeping the community informed about police activities and matters concerning community safety is a top priority for the MHPS,” says Chief Alan Murphy. “Developed in partnership with GIS staff from the City of Medicine Hat Operations Technology and Intelligence department, citizens can now view call data to be better informed about what events are occurring in their neighborhood.”
“The City continues to engage GIS-based solutions across departments, sharing and leveraging location data for internal and external users,” says Nigel Forster, GIS Specialist. “Collaborating with the Medicine Hat Police Service helped create an easy to read, visual location-based dashboard to expose crime statistics for our community.”
The map refreshes every 24 hours and displays data for the previous six-month period. To protect the privacy of individuals, calls are aggregated and pinned to cross street locations rather than specific addresses and are categorized according to the Uniform Crime Reporting standards.
The map is viewable on both the MHPS and CMH websites. Visit mhps.ca and click on the Crime Map link located under the Quick Links menu or download the MHPS mobile app, which is free and available for both Apple and android devices. Alternately, click the crime map button at medicinehat.ca/maps.
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Administrative Services Manager
Medicine Hat Police Service