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Columbus Police Launch Mobile App

Columbus Police Launch Mobile App

Police Mobile App

Brings 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:

  • Tips: Provide anonymous crime tips right from your phone.
  • Crime Maps: View real-time crime maps of activity occurring in your neighborhood.
  • News: Get the latest news written directly by the Chief, department officers, and staff.
  • Videos: Watch videos from Columbus Police's YouTube channel.
  • Photos: View Columbus Police's most wanted and browse through photo albums.
  • Alerts: View trusted, instant alerts directly from the Columbus Division of Police.
  • Social Media: Stay connected with the Columbus Division of Police through Twitter and Facebook.

"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 country.

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 information."