Archive for August, 2011
Crimemapping.com is now available on your mobile phone. Crimemapping.com assists law enforcement agencies to provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activitiy in their neighborhood. If you would like to access crime mapping information for the City of Lowell on your mobile device, simply go to Applications and search “crimemapping.com” and download the free application. You can also access the site online at: http://www.crimemapping.com/map.aspx
See press release on the new mobile application: http://www.theomegagroup.com/press/releases/crimemapping_goes_mobile_2011.pdf
LOWELL, MA (August 18, 2011) – Statistics indicate that property crime, specifically thefts from motor vehicles; in the city have increased. Whatever the cause for this increase, the Lowell Police Department is utilizing every available resource to ensure the safety of the citizens and the protection of their property. Police are increasing uniformed and plainclothes patrols in areas where property crime has increased. These efforts have proven effective, but the best method of preventing crime is to work closely with the citizens of Lowell. Residents need to constantly be aware of their surroundings and to immediately report any activity that appears suspicious. “The most basic step a person can take to reduce these crimes and to protect themselve’s from theft is to lock their vehicles, and to ensure that valuables are not left in view. Not doing so greatly increases one’s opportunity to become a victim,” said Deputy Superintendent Arthur Ryan Jr.
The police department has created two placards (copies attached), which are being distributed in areas where property crimes occur. The purpose of these placards is two-fold. First, we want to provide citizens with some basic instructions related to securing their property and second, to supply citizens with all means available to contact the police. Similar efforts are being done by police departments across the nation and the results have been quite successful.
Attached is the flyer for the Bicycle Safety Rodeo which will be held on Sunday, September 18th from 11am to 2pm and will again be held at Target on Plain Street in Lowell.
This is an annual event and is sponsored this year by the Lowell Police Department, Lowell ENCARE Nurses from Lowell General Hospital, the Greater Lowell Kiwanis Club, Trinity Ambulance, Target Stores and other sponsors.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children and their bicycles and attend. In the interest of promoting bicycle helmet use and preventing injury, last year, a total of 122 Bicycle Helmets were given away to children in need of helmets! In addition, our sponsors and donors allowed a total of 15 new bicycles to be raffled off and given to children free of charge! We hope to have a similar good year in 2011!