Claremore turns to predictive policing to combat crime

Claremore police are working to use preventative policing.

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Claremore police are turning to predictive policing software.
  • The software compiles data about crimes to help officers.
  • The software should be up and running by mid-November.

The Claremore Police Department is getting new predictive policing software to help combat crime.

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Claremore Deputy Chief Charles Downum says a $20,000 Safe Oklahoma grant will pay for the software.

This is the first time the police department has received the grant.

Downum says the software will compile data from crimes, map crime patterns and help officers decide which areas to patrol.

Downum says this will help officers solve crimes such as burglaries, vandalisms, etc.

The department expects to have the software up and running by mid-November.

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