HEADLAND, Ala.– A headland resident is taking steps to inform the people with a centralized database created to minimize crime, criminal organizations, and the spread of contagious disease.
People from all over the world and locally have the ability to collectively share their knowledge, experience, and insight toward a global neighborhood watch effort.
Omega Group Consultants has created the World Threat Directory that visually depicts threats for every location in the world allowing the people to anonymously contribute to and utilize information.
“It’s a service that’s open to everyone that allows the individual as well as organizations, law enforcement, everyone can contribute to a single site where it lets you see a Google map with pin interface,” said Shane Blevins, Founder of Omega Group Consultants and the World Threat Directory.
Operating through a Google Maps API, the directory offers a visual map with pin indicators highlighting user contributed information that can potentially save lives.
“What’s being contributed are crimes, so you can put suspicious activities, warnings or even specific crimes. What that does is it allows the citizens to keep track in their local communities or if they’re traveling,” said Blevins.
The directory maps three primary categories: crimes, criminal groups,…