March 8, 2012
Telecomunications Conference Features Department's Mobile App
Deputy Chief Rick Martinez was a featured speaker at a major telecommunications conference today being held in southern California. The conference is focusing on the Santa Cruz Police Department's mobile app - the first consumer-focused mobile application in the country. The one-day conference is focusing on new ways that local governments can communicate with their constituents and specifically how mobile apps can be used. Deputy Chief Martinez highlighted the mobile app's features including the crime maps, photos, video, tips, alerts and scanner. The mobile app was done jointly with EZ Axess, a tech start-up founded by two recent UCSC graduates.