EWU Students Upgrade Crime Check Website | Crime
A new update to the Crime Check website is making it easier for the community to file reports. Computer Science students from Eastern Washington University have redesigned the online report portion of the website making it user friendly.
Filing online has been an option for many years, but the system was dated and confusing. The upgrade streamlines the process and is all thanks to a 911 Call Receiver and three EWU seniors.
Amy Sullivan had to the idea to ask Computer Science majors at the University for help in order to save on the cost of making an upgrade. She approached the Department Chair proposing that developing a new report system be a capstone project for a few graduating seniors.
EWU students are all required to take a senior capstone course that brings together all their education in their chosen field. Many of the courses require final projects that serve the community in some way. Professor Tom Casual assigned the Crime Check project to Jake Longworth, Josh Hazel, and Jeremy Turner.
The resulting online tool is user friendly and can be accessed from any device with internet connection. Users are asked a series of questions which are used to direct their report to the proper channels and to make sure reports are filed correctly.
You can file a report using the new online tool by visiting www.crimecheck.org and clicking on Online Report Form.