Ocala Police Department Uses Mobile App
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.
They’re on Facebook and Twitter, and now you can reach them by mobile app as well.
The Ocala Police Department launched a mobile application today that they say will allow faster, more personal contact with citizens.
The app is MyPD, and is free to download and use.
Department spokeswoman Angy Scroble said the agency is the second in the state to launch the MyPD app. The Boynton Beach Police Department was the first, she said.
“We feel this app is another great step towards closer communication with the citizens and gives us the ability to not only notify them quickly of important information, but also make it easier to communicate with us,” Scroble said. “In essence, it enhances the open lines of communication between the department and the public that it serves.”
As more local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, government entities and citizens continue to interact through social media, the app is one more way OPD is keeping pace with technology.
MyPD can be downloaded by searching for My Police Department or MyPD in the iPhone or Android marketplace. Once it is downloaded, a person can navigate to Ocala Police.
The app is free of advertisements.
Those using the app to provide a crime tip can choose to remain anonymous.
App users will be able to contact Police Chief Greg Graham or members of his staff directly. Also, Scroble said, with the app, citizens can be aware of incidents more rapidly through push notifications and will be able to access links to other resources.
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