ALBUQUERQUE BECOMES FIRST POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT NG911 SMARTPHONE REPORTING AND REAL-TIME CHAT WITH DISPATCH
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Jun. 2, 2017 - MobilePD, Inc., the leading developer of law enforcement and public safety mobile applications, announced that it has partnered with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) to bring it’s community engagement mobile application to the residents of Albuquerque. Entering Albuquerque marks a significant milestones for MobilePD, as APD becomes the first police department in the United States to support MobilePD’s Next Generation 911 (NG911) reporting and live chat smartphone app, allowing the residents of Albuquerque to submit real-time reports and enter live text chat with 911 dispatchers.
“Everyone at MobilePD is extremely excited for the launch of the new Albuquerque PD mobile app,” said Kushyar Kasraie, CEO of MobilePD. “This launch marks the first time a police department in the US will allow community members to submit reports and chat in real-time with 911 dispatch via a smartphone app. We can't wait to see the positive results for the City of Albuquerque.”
The Albuquerque Police Department partnered with MobilePD after hearing from other large police departments across the country that have successful implemented MobilePD’s software, including Austin, St. Louis, and Portland. Like most law enforcement in the US, Albuquerque is resource restrained, especially as it relates to patrol officers. As a result, Albuquerque has become the first police department in the US that allows community members to submit certain in-progress reports via a smartphone app, which will free up patrol resources and allow the Albuquerque Police Department to focus on the highest priority calls.
Mayor Richard J. Berry and Police Chief Gorden E. Eden Jr. believe the new app increases transparency and communication between law enforcement and the community. It also gives residents access to the department at their fingertips.
“The release of the APD mobile app is a milestone for MobilePD and law enforcement in general,” said Kushyar Kasraie. “Albuquerque is setting a new standard for how law enforcement conducts business and makes itself available to their communities. We strongly believe other agencies across the US will follow Albuquerque’s lead once they see the benefits of real-time smartphone reporting.”
The Albuquerque Police Department mobile app is free to download today on the iOS App Store and Google Play Marketplace.