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Miami Twp. OKs LexisNexis deal for virtual crime center with suburbs

Miami Twp. is contracting with one its largest employers to share a virtual crime center with several partnering suburbs.

A measure approved by township trustees Tuesday night will allow the police department to share use of LexisNexis’s Accurint Virtual Crime Center with Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Springboro and West Carrollton.

Those cities are members of the Miami Valley Communications Council’s Tactical Crime Suppression Unit.

RELATED: Miami Twp.’s deal to map crime trends will help identify ‘hot spots’

“The TCSU agencies have approached Miami Twp. to join in this project” because of their proximity, township police documents show.

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“Preventing crime and reducing the fear of crime is inclusive in our police department mission statement and paramount to the community we serve,” according to township records, “and this project will assist the officers in more efficient use of their time in combating crime.”

The use of the virtual crime center at the data business will cost the township about $8,500 a year, records show.

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