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DOVER, MA – Dover Police today announced the launch of Version 3 of their app, My Police Department or MyPD for short. The free MyPD app allows citizens to download an app for their Android or iPhone and easily connect with the police department right from their device.
Today’s launch includes support for the latest software and phones from Apple and Google and includes about 10 new features. Some new features include information for victims, traffic updates, missing children, and similar resources. The app is easy to use with well-designed icons which are easy to browse from the main screen or slide up menu.
The updated app is available now to the public. Current users can opt-in to the app update, or new users can download it now by searching the iPhone or Android app stores for MyPD or My Police Department.
“The Public can get important updates from us as push notifications” said Officer Rob Clouse. “We can send the notifications through twitter or our dashboard and the user doesn’t need an account or to worry about missing an important tweet. With the prior version almost any tweets got sent as an alert, with our new version we will send only more important tweets as alerts. We encourage users to opt in to messages if they want to be informed quickly of updates.”
Sending in tips about crimes or other quality of life issues is another way citizens can use the Dover Police MyPD app. It allows the user to either attach their contact information or send it anonymously. Photos and GPS locations of incidents can also be attached from either the phones gallery or live camera.
While the app links to or integrate with some social media, police say it is not another social network. MyPD is free for the public, contains no advertising, and users do not need to share personal information or set up an account to use the app.
Citizens looking to connect with the Dover Police should search for “MyPD” in their app store. Once the app is downloaded and the agency chosen it will always open to the Dover Police Department and its resources.
Media inquiries may be directed to DPD Media Services. Please do not contact the Emergency Communications Center directly on this matter.