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St. John launches crime map

St. John launches crime map.

The St. John Police Department teamed up with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to create a town crime map, which can be downloaded as a mobile app.

St. John is the first department in the Region to partner with LexisNexis on the map, which shows all the crime in the area on a desktop computer or a smartphone. It can also be used to submit anonymous tips or sign up for neighborhood watch report emails that summarize in recent crimes.

All of the department's records are automatically updated to the website, so it provides up-to-date information about incidents to which police were called. LexisNexis is offering the ad-free service to St. John at no cost to taxpayers.

"We are proud to be the first agency in Northwest Indiana to partner with LexisNexis Risk Solutions in providing these tools to our residents," the police department said in a news release.

For more information, visit www.stjohnin.com/PD/.

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