BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES “TRANSPARENCY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS” CAMPAIGN WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MOBILE APP
BALTIMORE, MD – Jan. 30, 2017 - the leading developer of law enforcement and public safety mobile applications, announced that it has partnered with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) to bring it’s community engagement mobile application to the residents of Baltimore. Entering Baltimore marks a significant milestones for MobilePD, as BPD becomes MobilePD’s largest customer on the eastern seaboard.
“Lunching with the Baltimore Police Department is something we have been very excited about for quite some time now,” said Kushyar Kasraie, CEO of MobilePD. “Over the past few years, the department has faced public scrutiny, but the launch of the MobilePD app shows the dedication and commitment the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department have towards improving community engagement and increasing transparency.”
The Baltimore Police Department partnered with MobilePD to develop this application in an effort to increase transparency and openness with the community, with the ultimate goal of increasing community partnerships to help co-produce public safety. Baltimore Police Department is MobilePD’s largest customer on the eastern seaboard to-date, emphasizing their commitment to being at the forefront of transparency, technology and protecting the privacy rights of the citizens of Baltimore, Maryland.
In launching BPD Mobile, Baltimore Police Department becomes the most recent big city to launch MobilePD’s Real-Time Crime Reporting program, which allows residents of Baltimore to report crime via their smartphone, including text, photos, and GPS location. Residents can remain 100% anonymous and even enter into a private two-way text conversation with a police officer at Baltimore PD’s Watch Center. The BPD Mobile App also allows the community to receive real-time emergency and safety alerts, access social media, and important BPD resources, such as station locations, crime data, and transparency information.
MobilePD, an Austin, Texas-based company, first met with Baltimore Police Department in late 2015 after BPD heard about MobilePD’s success in other large cities, such as Austin, Portland, St. Louis, and Toronto. “The release of BPD mobile app is the culmination of months of hard work,” said Kushyar Kasraie. “We set out to build an application that will not only make a community safer, but save lives. We believe many other agencies across Maryland and beyond will follow BPD’s example of embracing technology to increase public safety.”
The Baltimore Police Department mobile app is free to download today on the iOS App Store and Google Play Marketplace.