April 4, 2011

Police Launch New iPhone/Smartphone App

Santa Cruz Police Launch First Consumer-Focused Iphone App in Nation
The Santa Cruz Police Department, working with two recent UC Santa Cruz graduates, developed what is believed to be the first consumer-focused law enforcement iPhone application in the country. The free mobile application is available via iTunes and the Apple store.

The app was designed by EZ Axess Inc, a Sunnyvale–based start-up company founded in the Spring of 2009 by UC Santa Cruz graduates Kushyar Kasraie and Jamieson Johnson.

The mobile app will provide access to the police department’s scanner feed, online crime maps, videos, photos and a new departmental blog. In addition, consumers will be able to submit crime tips from their mobile phone and view Nixle alerts.

• Tips: Provide crime tips right from your iPhone!
• Maps: View real-time crime maps of activity occurring in your community.
• News: Get the latest news written directly by the Chief, department officers and staff.
• Video: Watch videos from our SCPD YouTube channel.
• Photos: View SCPD’s most wanted and browse through albums of images from recent police events.
• Alerts: View trusted, instant alerts directly from Santa Cruz Police (integrated with Nixle)
• Scanner: Wondering why the police are in your neighborhood? The live scanner feed will tell you.