Crime Prevention Tool Uses Technology is a web site and email service that gives local communities a simple tool that can help them organize and make a stand against crime in their neighborhoods. The web site allows residents to easily report and track two types of neighborhood activity, i.e., suspicious vehicles and solicitors.

  • Suspicious Vehicle in Your Neighborhood? LicenseLook allows neighbors to input license numbers and descriptions of cars that appear to be out of place in their neighborhood. By logging the license plate and description of suspicious vehicles (whether the car is parked or passing through) you are creating valuable information that the police can use to capture criminals.
  • Odd Door-to-Door Solicitor? More and more scams are happening right at your front door with criminals posing as representatives of charitable organizations or local service companies. LicenseLook will also allow residents to log visits from questionable persons posing as salespeople soliciting your business

LicenseLook was created to give local residents tools to help them deter criminal activities in their community and better their chances of catching criminals. The system allows residents to organize around a common goal and gives them the tools to make their efforts visible to would-be criminals as well as to their neighbors and friends.

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December 1, 2010:  LicenseLook yard signs are now available at Evergreen Nursery (350 San Leandro Blvd.) and at the Bal Theatre (14808 East 14th St.).