The Dunwoody Police Department now has a smart phone app.
The tech-savvy police force is already active in social media and is adding the app, available for Android and iPhone, to the ways it communicates with residents.
“Many people in our community use smart phones. This app gives them an easy way to communicate with the Dunwoody Police Department, no matter where they are, and stay informed about our activity and keep track of items of interest”, Police Chief Billy Grogan said in a news release.
The free app was developed through Wired Blue LLC and is called “MYPD” or “My Police Department.” The app can be used to ask questions, submit tips, view the Dunwoody Police Department website, see current news and access the department’s social media sites.
The app is not intended for use in emergencies, however.
Dunwoody police have seen success with other technology, amassing more than 1,000 “likes” on Facebook and 2,200 followers on Twitter. The department also uses Interactive Defense as a tool to connect with Neighborhood Watch groups and has more than 1,400 users.