Check out Tulsa Police's interactive web site
Thursday, November 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Some people think it's hard to get information about crime, which areas have, the most and least or who's wanted for a crime.
Tulsa's police department makes it easier than ever for you to learn what's going on in your neighborhood, thanks to its interactive web site. News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright shows us how to fight crime, online.
TulsaPolice.org has just about every type of crime information on it that a person could want, the website's come a long way in the three years since it went online. You can find out if someone is wanted, in fact, 100,000 people every month check to see if someone has a misdemeanor or felony warrant out for them.
If you know where a person is, you can send the information directly to the fugitive warrants squad. Cpl Tom Vallely, Crime Analysis: "They check it every day and they have made arrests off it." Want to know if a sex offender lives in your neighborhood? Enter your zip code and it'll show you how many. Then, you can see their pictures and learn about what they did. You can see a map of every meth lab found in Tulsa since 1999 and go another level to find out the circumstances.
Do the same thing with traffic accidents, get a map of where they are, then, go deeper to learn if there were injuries, what the weather was, you name it. It's all about giving people information they need. Cpl Tom Vallely: "A lot of the inquiries we get are from people moving here or from realtors so they compare one neighborhood to another."
You can check out the weekly wanted person or learn about the crime of the week and send in your Crimestoppers tips. You can find out about the city's unsolved homicides or even see what 911 calls officers are currently working in any part of town. Cpl Vallely: "burglary, fight in progress."
Information designed to make you and your family safer in the most basic of ways. You can apply for a job, file police reports for minor crimes or file a complaint against a police officer on line, too.
About the only thing you can't do right now is get a copy of police report, but they're working on it.