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ETX city unveils crime map funded by money by drug seizures

By Jamey Boyum - email

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - The Kilgore Police Department has another tool to fight crime. This one is even available to the public. It's a crime map of the city.

Anyone with internet access can see where and when crimes are occurring anywhere in Kilgore.

When the map comes up, you click on the icons, and a popup tells you what the crime was and when it happened. This way you can see what areas are having concentrations of crime over a thirty-day period. This tool is not only helpful for the public, but the police department as well.

Captain Roman Roberson of the Kilgore Police Department said," It's also good for police officers to utilize. And, look at trends and look at certain crimes that are occurring and where they are occurring and certain date ranges and focus more officers in that area."

Crimes are updated every morning around five AM. Money from drug seizures is being used to pay for the service, and it's free to users.

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