The Lenexa, Kan. Police Department launched a new online crime alerting and mapping service that provides user-friendly incident crime maps and automated crime alerts.

The service, which can be accessed from the Lenexa Police Department Web site at, provides near real-time neighborhood crime data. The crime alert and mapping service is free to the public and allows citizens to receive automatic daily, weekly or monthly e-mail alerts when crimes occur near their home, office, school, etc. Citizens can also view reported crime activity on an easy-to-use map for any location within the corporate city limits of Lenexa. Crime incident data currently is updated daily and includes incident type, date, location, distance from citizen's address, event identification and a brief crime description.