Brechin and Edzell’s community liaison police officers have been reaching out to the local community using social media website Twitter since September and, in a continued drive to maximise contact with the people it serves, Tayside Police has launched its Community Smartphone App – the first policing app of its kind in Scotland.
A revolutionary step forward in community engagement, the app will allow people to see what their police officers are doing in their neighbourhoods, as well as keeping them abreast of the latest Tayside Police news.
Residents can view crime statistics for their local authority area and engage with the Force through social media channels.
The app is available to download now for iPhone and Android:-
For iPhone visit the App store at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tayside-police/id580227484
For Android on Google Play at http://play.google.com/store/search?q=MultizoneLimited
Twitter names for local community officers are @BrechinPC for Brechin officer Billy Rattray and @BrechinRuralPC for Brechin landward officer Iain Macpherson.
In a continued drive to maximise contact with the people it serves, Tayside Police today launched its Community Smartphone App – the first policing app of its kind in Scotland.
Independent UK-based social and mobile software specialist Multizone Limited have developed and delivered the app for Tayside Police.
Many officers have been “tweeting on the beat” for the past year and more, but numbers increased significantly a couple of months ago when more than 70 community police officers were provided with smart phones, training and tapped in to the policing part of the mobile application.
High quality Google Android-based HTC smartphones were generously provided by Vodafone for the initiative.
The Tayside Police Twitter account, @TaysidePolice, currently attracts well over 7200 followers.
At present 72 community police officers use their individual Twitter and the app to engage with their local communities.