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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis unveiled a new website letting residents know the latest public safety information in their neighborhoods. The SafeTown website shows real-time police, fire and other emergency activity on an interactive map. There’s also a section where people can submit tips and report suspicious activity.

Indianapolis is the largest city to use this new technology developed by InterAct™. A spokesperson for the company said only nine other communities are currently using it.

“SafeTown is a great resource for people to stay informed and safe in Indianapolis,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “I encourage everyone to utilize SafeTown to stay up to date with critical events and alerts, report  suspicious activity, and eventually complete a household profile so our first responders know how best to protect you and your family.”

The developers will add additional features to the website in a few months, including crime data. The second phase will include an area where residents can submit information about their household.

The city plans to roll out a SafeTown cell phone app in the coming weeks.

“Community engagement is instrumental in preventing and solving crime. By launching SafeTown, we are empowering the citizens of Indianapolis to assist us in protecting their neighborhoods by raising awareness of what is happening around them, as it happens,” said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.

The website can be accessed at https://indy.safetown.org.