Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and her staff put together a nifty, easy-to-utilize program for the public to utilize. The Tampa Police Department mobile app takes the next step in digital crime fighting. The widening use of social media by law enforcement is coming of age, yet is nothing new to TPD.
The Tampa Police Department actively utilizes social media, as demonstrated upon its heralded Facebook page, to receive reports, suggestions, and to release information to the public. Check Tampa PD's Facebook page on any day and you will discover activity. A dedicated staff maintains it freshness and up-to-date releases are evident.
The newly-launched iPhone/iPad mobile app is designed to receive reports of criminal events, check on wanted persons, and scrutinize unsolved crimes in the Tampa jurisdiction.
The Tampa Police Department collaborated with Cloud Space Mobile to custom design its mobile app. As Police Chief Jane Castor stated in the department's YouTube release, the agency didn't want any generic mobile app, seeking to personalize its newest program. The end product is comprehensive and impressive.
As a law enforcement agency with 1100-plus sworn officers, the newly-launched mobile app serves up the opportunity to link TPD staff with more citizens, increasing public involvement. In this way, the idyllic concept affords Tampa police personnel to conjoin in the fight against crime. Criminal investigations, cold cases, or otherwise general communications, can more fastidiously be addressed.
Moreover, the public can correspond with Tampa police personnel and lay claim to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay rewards for tips leading to arrest(s).
The ideal nature of iPhone mobility, and apps such as the one the Tampa Police Department has launched, render anyone with ease of use and luxury to communicate from anywhere.
Tampa police officers will likely see a boost in activity to suppress crime and problems in its jurisdiction.
The TPD mobile app also has features for crime prevention tips and a registry mode so that people can effectively record serial numbers and other data for their valued belongings. TVs, bicycles, cameras, and all manner of serialized items can be detailed, photographed, and recorded. As Police Chief Jane castor expressed: "In the unlikely event of a theft" victims using the registry via our mobile app will then have the detective working immediately with the information provided.
Peace of mind, with ease, and at the push of a few iPhone keys is all it takes.
One unique feature among TPD's mobile app choices is a key to communicate with a child's school resource officer. Any parent or guardian can appreciate this offering and its easily accessible concept.
As a pioneering law enforcement agency with respect to utilizing social media, the Tampa Police Department recently placed among the nation's top-50 law enforcement agencies which use social media effectively to thwart crime and maintain a relationship with its constituency.
With TPD's mobile app launch, the department climbs another rung on the ladder to the best police service provisions possible.
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