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NYPD Launches Free iPhone App to Give Users Access to Breaking News

App includes up-to-the minute breaking news, crime videos, precinct boundaries and more.

The New York City Police Department launched a brand-new application for  Apple devices (iPad and iPhone) on Sunday called "NYPD."

The application provides user-friendly, colorful icons to interface with the NYPD on critical, up-to-the minute crime-watching tools, including insider videos, crime statistics and wanted posters and breaking news.

The application not only will help private citizens stay abreast of crime-fighting activities on their block and in their neighborhoods, but also serve as a useful tool for organizations seeking to build or develop a crime-watch coalition.

"[The NYPD] recognizes that community members are our partners in the reduction of crime and improvement of the quality of life in our neighborhoods," the NYPD said in a statement. "Technology is a vital tool that connects law enforcement with its communities around the world to help improve safety and security."

The NYPD app includes the following features:

  • Wanted Posters
  • Submit Tips
  • Crime Videos
  • Breaking News
  • NYPD Facebook
  • Inside NYPD Videos
  • Crime Statistics
  • Precinct Boundaries
  • Join NYPD

To get the free app, go to the iTunes store, enter "NYPD," then scroll down to select and download.

Anthony X. Ficalora January 04, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Thank God. For cell phones.
frank martinez January 28, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Yes its a good idea.

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