New Bedford Police Announce New iPhone & Android App Is Now Available to the Public
The New Bedford Police Department’s newest crime fighting initiative is now available right on your Android or iPhone.
The MyPD app has 24 possible features and options. Some of the features include department contacts, push notifications, feedback & tips forms, as well as options to retrieve information from FEMA, the National Weather Service, and the National Terror Advisory System. Other uses include links for wanted persons, videos, sex offenders, and blog posts.
The phone application or “app” can be downloaded free by searching for My Police Department or MyPD in the iPhone or Android marketplace. The police app is available to the public free of charge and is also free of any advertisements. Once downloaded you simply navigate to the New Bedford Police.
“This police app is a great addition to our department” said MIS Officer Greg Demers. “We can now push notifications and alerts to the public and they have a variety of ways to contacts us and give us feedback. The goal of our MyPD app is to give our public a one stop app option with plenty of features and to open the lines of communication.”
Users can choose not only the New Bedford Police app but they also have the option to view other police departments on MyPD by choosing a different city or state. The app defaults to the last agency viewed upon opening, this makes it easy to always open right to the New Bedford Police Department.
The department home screen contains a number of features with more located in the bottom menu which activates upon touch or swipe.
“Forms can be sent anonymously to the department, but we encourage an email address or phone number if you would like a response. Users also have the availability to upload photos with the app tip and feedback forms “ said Officer Demers.
As is the case with our email, tip sites, and social media, our app is not for any type of emergency situation. The New Bedford Police attempt to review all messages in a timely fashion but do not always monitor messages and activity at all times. The app is for routine questions and information sharing. 9-1-1 is always the method for emergency situations or response.
More app information can be found on the MyPD app website http://MyPDapp.com