The New York Police Department has made some tech-savvy moves recently. Back in the fall it launched a smartphone registration program to aid in the recovery of stolen iPhones. Now, the Gotham Guardians have released their own iPhone app!
The app, which is simply titled ‘NYPD,’ sports a number of useful features for New York City residents including a photo gallery of wanted criminals, and breaking news. And you can even use it to submit anonymous crime tips…
Features of the app include:
- Wanted gallery
- Submit a tip
- Crime videos
- Breaking news
- NYPD on Facebook
- Inside the NYPD videos
- Precinct crime statistics
- Precinct boundaries
- Link to recruitment website
While the app isn’t the prettiest you’ll ever see on an iOS device, the app is a big step in the right direction. The app includes contact numbers for the force, directions to the nearest police precinct, breaking news via push notifications, even photos, sketches and descriptions of wanted criminals.
Even if you don’t live in NYC, the app is cool to play with and see what can be done with apps like this. If you live in a city that doesn’t have something like this, contact your local police officials and suggest it. Something like this that has the possibility of making the streets safer for citizens is a good use of taxpayer dollars.
The NYPD app is available FREE in the App Store. (DIRECT LINK)