Mint Hill Police Department Joins the National Crime Map
Citizens now have free access to official, timely crime data through CrimeReports.com
Have you ever seen flashing blue lights in your neighborhood and wanted to know what was going on? Do you want to find out how safe your neighborhood really is? Now you can, through a new partnership between Mint Hill Police Department and CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map.
"Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities," says Chief Tim Ledford. "And partnering with CrimeReports gives us the ability to keep the public informed on a regular basis as to what is going on in the community." He added that the map will be updated every 24 hours and that citizens can sign up for free crime email alerts. "Information is power," Chief Ledford added. "And we hope that giving the community this information will help them prevent crime in their neighborhoods."
"Mint Hill Police Department is a leader in law enforcement innovation," says Greg Whisenant, founder and CEO of CrimeReports. "They are demonstrating their commitment to the community, to proactive policing, and fiscal responsibility."
Mint Hill Police Department is joining a list of more than 900 other law enforcement agencies of all sizes across North America who are sharing their crime information with the public through the map, like Baltimore, Boston, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County, and more.
You can access your local crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime alerts at www.CrimeReports.com.
Working with over 900 law enforcement agencies across North America, CrimeReports is the largest and most accurate online resource for up-to-date crime information. The CrimeReports network offers a family of affordable, easy-to-use software tools for law enforcement agencies to understand crime trends and share up-to-date neighborhood crime data with the public. Community members can access the integrated crime map and receive email crime alerts for free at www.CrimeReports.com, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their neighborhood and community.
CrimeReports services are offered by Public Engines, Inc. For more information, visit www.CrimeReports.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get the police check my house while I am on vacation?
The Town of Mint Hill would like to advise our citizens requesting to keep check of their property understands that this agreement from the dates indicated below does not constitute a promise by the Mint Hill Police Department that no criminal action will occur or that no damage or injury will occur to the property that is being checked by this department. The officers with this department will make an effort in checking your property while you are away during officer"s patrols of neighborhoods as well as our businesses, but we are not able to set a regular schedule check of the property. We encourage the citizens to partner with the officers of the Mint Hill Police Department to take extra measures in safeguarding their property.
Call the police department at 704-545-1085 for more information.Go to FAQ
How do I contact the police if it's not an emergency?
The Mint Hill Police Department office operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. During those hours you may contact (704) 545-1085 with any report requests or general inquiries. If you need police assistance and it's not an emergency, you can contact our dispatch directly at (704) 889-2231.Go to FAQ
How do I register my home alarm?
Citizens can create or renew an alarm permit through the Cry Wolf Citizen's Portal at this website http://www.crywolfondemand.com/alarms/minthillnc/Go to FAQ
How do I get finger printed at the Mint Hill Police Department?
The Mint Hill Police Department offers fingerprinting Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm. by appointment only. Contact the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085 to schedule an appointment. The fees vary depending on whether or not you are a town resident.Go to FAQ
How do I obtain a copy of a crash report?
You can obtain a copy of a crash report from the Mint Hill Police Department Report Database. You must have the report number or the Victim's/Driver's name in order to retrieve it. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for reports to be processed.Go to FAQ
How do I register for emergency notifications?
Register today for the CharMeck Alerts Notification System. Receive accurate and timely notifications of the information you want and need to know—straight from your local leaders. You can receive up-to-the-minute notifications about events and emergencies that may affect your home, workplace, or other points of interest—anywhere in Mecklenburg County.Go to FAQ