Columbus Police Launch Mobile App
Launch Mobile App
Important Law Enforcement Services to Smartphones
Columbus, Ohio -- Today,
the Columbus Division of Police launched the Columbus Police Mobile App, an
interactive tool designed to boost public safety in Columbus. This innovative
tool will bring increased access and transparency to the community.
"We want to offer our community the best in technology and
access, and that means making Columbus Police services and information
available to mobile users," said Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas
Quinlan. "We're excited to present an opportunity that expands
connectivity between the community and law enforcement."
The Columbus Police Mobile app helps residents stay connected
wherever they are by offering mobile access to news, crime maps, social media,
alerts and more. It even allows the public to submit anonymous tips to the
department. Anyone can download the application for free today through the iOS App Store and
the Google Play Marketplace.
“The City of Columbus is committed to expanding communications
between residents and police,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “The Columbus
Police Mobile App allows people to interact with police in a variety of ways
and to receive alerts important to public safety.”
The mobile app will provide access to the police department's
existing platforms, as well as additional services that are only available through
the mobile application:
Provide anonymous crime tips right from your phone.
Maps: View real-time crime maps of activity occurring in your
Get the latest news written directly by the Chief, department officers,
Watch videos from Columbus Police's YouTube channel.
View Columbus Police's most wanted and browse through photo albums.
View trusted, instant alerts directly from the Columbus Division of
Media: Stay connected with the Columbus Division of Police through Twitter
"I am very proud our Division of Police is leading the way
in using technology to engage the public to solve some of our most pressing
public safety issues," said Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy. "We
recognize that people are consuming information in new ways, and we need our
public safety divisions as accessible as possible to meet the evolving needs
and expectations of our communities."
Currently, there are only a handful of other agencies in Ohio
that have released official mobile applications for their community – securing
the reputation of CPD as one of the most forward-thinking Police Departments in
The Columbus Police mobile app is available today on the iOS App Store and
the Google Play Marketplace
or by searching for Columbus Police on the respective App Store.
The app was designed by MobilePD, an Austin–based technology
company, which pioneered public safety citizen engagement eight years ago. The
easy-to-use interface will provide an unprecedented amount of information to
the consumer, regardless of where they are in the world.
"We believe that applications like this build bridges between the
community and their local government," MobilePD CEO Kushyar Kasraie said.
"We are excited to play a role in connecting the Columbus community with
their police division, and assuring there are no barriers to access