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“It’s an extraordinary innovation,’’ said Peabody Police Chief Robert L. Champagne. “We see this as a very valuable tool to connect with the public we are trying to reach.’’ The app is free and includes features for police news updates, social media postings, department directory, feedback and questions, department surveys, submitting crime tips, and other options…

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Among those who have already expressed interest at the conference is Billy Grogan, chief of police in Dunwoody, Ga. “I believe we have an untold number of citizens in my community who has a smartphone but does not engage with our department via our website, Facebook or Twitter,” Grogan said. “I believe we can use this product to reach that audience.”

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“There are these little extras that come with taking advantage of smartphones,” Sgt Simonds said. “For example, we have such a large student population that has just rolled back into the city. So many of them are on Android or iPhones, and this may be a better way to reach out to that segment of the community.”.

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