The Cornwall Community Police Service has a new online home - and it is appealing to a greater number of people in the city.
The service's new site, which was officially launched this week, is almost completely bilingual.
Blake Paquin, a public affairs representative with the police, said the hope is that more people will head to the site, which now offers tips and crime prevention information in both officials languages.
"It's gotten bigger and better," said Paquin, adding it's the third version of a site that began in the early 2000s. "It's to a point now where we have a mailing list of people on our I-Watch program."
I-Watch was developed to help residents understand what type of property crime is happening in their neighbourhood. Every two weeks those on the mailing list receive copies of a generalized map which shows areas in the city where break-ins have occured, as well as thefts from motor vehicles, or the vehicles themselves.
"It's a really good indication of what is going on in your neighbourhood," said Paquin, adding residents can then take appropriate measures to guard against becoming a victim of crime.
Const. Melanie Labelle, media relations officer, is also creating a web pressence for the service on both Facebook and Twitter. While it serves a pubic relations aim, following Tweets and Facebook posts also increases communications with community members, she said.
"It's really to let people know we are out there," she said.
The Cornwall police website can be found at www.cornwallpolice.com. Search for them on Facebook and follow them at @ccpsmedia.