FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Fairhope Police Department joined a database that lets residents view local crime reports online.
The agency is now registered with CrimeReports.com. It’s public and allows residents to view a map that lays out where crimes were reported in the city when they happened, and what the case numbers are.
Police will update the log nightly.
“It makes me feel safer,” said Fairhope resident Ansley Usher. “It’s good to see that you can know what’s going on in your community”
Don Hall, who also lives in Fairhope, agrees.
“Hey, it’s really neat because you couldn’t find out a lot of things without really digging in the past, so it’s cool,” he said.
Gulf Shores joined the database back in 2014.
Daphne Police say they’ll “look into it.”
The Spanish Fort Police Chief told News 5 he’s waiting to see how the launch goes in Fairhope before making a decision with his department.