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PostSubject: Understanding your area   Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:24 am

Hello!

I have decided to post some useful online tools anyone can use, wether looking for hotbed areas to patrol, or if you foolishly decide to run off into danger, these tools are great for both of those purposes!

LINKS:

1) http://spotcrime.com - great to see what crimes have happened in your area in the past few months
NOTE: only displays publicly reported and sourced items, use only as reference not a strict guide

http://www.crimemapping.com/ is another great source

2) http://www.familywatchdog.us/
List of known sex offenders in your area (self explanatory)

3) http://www.usacops.com/
This lists your nearest law enforcement agency

TOOLS:

1) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/police-scanner/id353242187?mt=8
Police and emergency scanner app for Iphone and ipod - Use cautiously, but will provide live emergency feeds.

2) https://market.android.com/details?id=com.berobo.android.scanner&hl=en
Pretty much the same as number 1 but for android

3) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inrix-traffic-get-there-faster/id324384027?mt=8
Traffic app for Iphone - best way to avoid deadlocks and the like. Android has it built in by the way Wink


So there you have it! A few useful tools to help you spot criminal hotspots in your area and keep a heads up on whats in your area at all times! Use at your own risk Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:25 am

Very useful. I've used Spot Crime before. Good stuff. Thanks for the links, All-Star!
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:25 am

Its also good to note that apps are always updating and changing so check the app stores frequently!
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:31 pm

I just bought a map and I am now working on marking what gangs work what areas
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:08 am

All-Star,
Roger that.

Dark Ghost,
Good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:21 am

i think they work only for usa..but it seems that the first ( spotcrime) is updegreable from anywhere , right?me and others rlsh from italy can put there something?
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:36 am

i'm trying to submit,but i can't cause i don't live in the us
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:42 am

Lynx,

I think the way SpotCrime works, is that the people who run the website add the content there, based on what they see either in the news or by reading the reports that the police make.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:09 am

Is there is one for other countries besides the US?
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:31 am

SpotCrime does show information on other countries.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:54 am

I've looked at crime spot also,but I mostly review the daily newspaper we get.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:10 pm

Newspapers are also good sources, along with the TV news and Internet.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:57 am

I myself when planning a mission,perfer to go over it again & again,so if I was gonna use TV as a reference I would have to tape it.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:11 am

Yes, that, and if you wrote down what the TV people said, it wouldn't take too much paper at all, it's mainly the video that's the plus side of it. It's good to have a balance.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:18 am

And it's always good to keep a mental note of these reports. Patterns will begin to form in your minds, and also talking with people in the area you patrol is also helpful too. You can talk with them about the crime that goes on there, especially stuff you've heard about in the news, and see what they can tell you about that.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:16 pm

sounds good to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Get to know the place you are patroling I cover the whole down town area of Iqaluit and some of the up town parts too for both patroling and snow clearing I know where I can go to get somewhere in a hurry if say I was up town and I looked down the hill to see a child being picked on by another person or about to get hit by a car comming around the bend in the road I also know where I can get to planned escape routes if I ever had to because my own life was in danger

and I know where I can bring the kids to be away from that danger I know the quickest route home in the event of an incomming storm or blizzard and where I can duck inside if I cant get home ahead of the storm
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:09 am

even if you know a area,it only takes afew minutes to upload a GPS onto your cell phone & can be redirected to other areas. (very helpful tool.)
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:42 am

Polarman,
That's good.

Red Vision,
What do you mean?
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:40 pm

gps app.

some phones can download area maps.
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PostSubject: Re: Understanding your area   Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:56 am

Nice All Star!

And HEY! That's MY outfit minus the mask and color scheme! Haha XD
(If you haven't made your outfit yet and want more ideas to consider, I do a lot of drawing in my free time; comic book style. I've been sketching since I was a little kid. Particularly superheroes....well, haha, more like exclusively. PM me if you want anything drawn up or whatevs =) )

Stay true. Stay free. Stay safe.

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