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Lincoln County Launches Innovative Crime Tracking Series, ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker’



Lincoln County Launches Innovative Crime Tracking Series, ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker’

Lincoln County, May 6th, 2024 – Lincoln County and its municipal law enforcement partners are announcing the launch of ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker,’ an innovative public safety initiative designed to empower citizens, aid law enforcement, and enhance community safety strategies through detailed crime mapping and analysis.

This new digital tool debuts with a detailed focus on motor vehicle thefts—encompassing thefts, thefts from vehicles, and thefts of vehicle parts and accessories—drawing on comprehensive data from 2022 and 2023. The ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker’ will unveil the hidden patterns and hotspots that need attention, allowing for a proactive approach to crime prevention and response.

A unique feature of our platform is the integrated tip submission tool, which enables users to report suspicious activities directly through the portal. For added privacy, users have the option to submit tips anonymously, fostering a safer and more responsive community environment.

Following the initial release, the series will continue to shed light on a variety of pressing community issues, including burglaries, larcenies, drug-related crimes, violent offenses such as robbery and aggravated assaults, as well as other significant crimes like fraud, weapon violations, and animal cruelty.

“Our goal with the ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker’ is not just to inform but to transform how our community engages with public safety,” said Sheriff Rick Harrell of Lincoln County. “By providing our residents and law enforcement officers with precise, actionable data, we are paving the way for smarter, safer, and more responsive community policing.”

The ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker’ is accessible to all residents of Lincoln County, offering an in-depth look at the patterns that govern local crime dynamics. Each release in the series will focus on a different aspect of crime, ensuring that the community remains vigilant and prepared across a broad spectrum of challenges.

For more information about the ‘Spotlight Crime Tracker’ and to explore the interactive crime maps, please visit:


Sheriff Rick Harrell