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Posted on: August 7, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Police Department Now Offering Crime Mapping Online

RAIDS Online

The Burlington Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Burlington. The Burlington Police Department now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online ( that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Burlington residents about crimes in their area, and allows the Burlington Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

By visiting , Burlington residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area and even sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Burlington Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.

“The Burlington Police Department’s participation in RAIDS Online highlights their commitment to proactive communication with the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics, “We’re excited to partner with the Burlington Police Department to provide this free service for their public.”

BAIR Analytics offers RAIDS Online and the RAIDS Online Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate. RAIDS Online is ad-free and BAIR Analytics does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data. “We wanted to do something to help law enforcement in these tough economic times. We consider this a basic service that we are more than happy to provide to the public and our law enforcement friends,” said Bair, a former police officer and analyst.

Of the RAIDS Online program, Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe said, “within the Burlington Police Department, we believe that knowledge is power and that is why we have partnered with BAIR Analytics to bring our residents this up-to-date crime data.” Smythe added that, “making this data available in an easy to use dashboard, helps to make our Department more transparent in what we do.”

RAIDS Online Mobile
RAIDS Online Mobile empowers residents to better understand crime trends. Recent crime incidents are displayed on a map or are listed in a grid. Users can click on an incident for more information or to display a hotspot map based on the crimes that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The app makes all of this information accessible anywhere from a user’s mobile device. The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for FREE on the Apple App Store or on the Google Play Store .

About BAIR Analytics
Established in 1997, BAIR Analytics is an analytical software and services company providing innovative tools and subject-matter expertise for public safety, private security, national security and defense entities. Nearly half of the largest public-safety agencies in the United States use BAIR’s products & services to fight crime. BAIR’s customers also include Wal-Mart, Target, ATF, and the US Department of Defense. For more information, visit

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