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Technology used by the Northwood Police Department
allows dispatchers to track patrol cars in real time using GPS, and provides a
wealth of crime statistics at the click of a mouse.
Now, the department is looking to share that information
with nearby police departments, and even some of it with the public.
"The officers have that at their fingertips how
many times they've been to this house for that particular problem in the last
several years," said Northwood Police Chief Thomas Cairl.
Lake Township, Walbridge and Rossford Police
are working to tie into the system.
"Sharing as much as we can is not only
effective to the taxpayers. If we can share that information we can also help
fight crime and close some cases together as well," said Rossford Police Chief
Northwood residents also have access to the
crime statistic side of the software.
"The residents want to know what's taking
place in their neighborhood without having to call us. They can simply log on
to NorthwoodPolice.com, go to crime mapping and it pops up. They can put their
address in there and see what's going on inside the city," said Chief Cairl.