News Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office
June 15, 2015
Beginning June 15, 2015, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office is offering a new tool for the citizens of Leon County through Crimemapping.com. The site can be accessed by going to the LCSO Website leoncountyso.com and clicking on the Citizen Resources tab at the top of the page; from there click on the “LCSO Crime Map” heading in the drop-down menu. Citizens can also sign up to receive crime alerts by using the site.
The site tracks 15 different categories of crime to include arson, assault, burglary, disturbing the peace, drugs, DUI, fraud, homicide, motor vehicle theft, robbery, sex crimes, theft, vandalism, vehicle burglaries and weapons charges. The site can be searched based on location of crime, type of crime, date parameters. Incidents occurring at the Leon County Jail have been excluded on this map, for now. LCSO is the 34th agency in FL to use crimemapping.com. This is the latest example of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s effort to use technology to improve services and the information available to the public.
Leon County Sheriff Mike Wood stated, “This crime mapping tool is a great resource for citizens to be more informed about things happening in their neighborhood. I encourage everyone to visit our website, check out the crime mapping program and sign up for the free alerts to stay informed.”