Upcoming mobile app can help you connect with Birmingham Police

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BPD posing at the Botanical Gardens. Photo via Birmingham Police Department

Although there are a ton of Birmingham-specific mobile apps, an upcoming app will help bridge the gap between police and residents in The Magic City. Read on to learn more about the new Birmingham Police App.

Why Do We Need An App?

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On December 10, the Birmingham City Council agreed to develop a mobile application for the Birmingham Police Department. Photo via Erica Wright, Birmingham Times

As a child, I was taught to not frivolously or accidentally call 911. They are busy, after all! Thankfully, I have never been in a situation where I needed to call the police.

However, this app will open up so many new options to contact law enforcement. For instance, imagine a home invasion situation where the homeowner is hidden. By talking to 911 on the phone, they might give away their hiding spot. However, if they can contact the police by texting, they can stay safe. And that is just one situation where the new BPD application could help.

About the App

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The Birmingham Police app could look similar to this app, called My Police Department. Photo via My Police Department

Although the app is still in development, the City Council is hopeful that it will help residents connect with the police and help keep Birmingham citizens safe.

Here are a few things you can do on the app:

  • Look up jail inmate information.
  • Keep track of sex offenders.
  • Submit tips to police.

“Residents can also share information with the police if they chose not to call 911.”

Mayor Randall Woodfin

When Can I Download the App?

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With the new app, you can connect with Birmingham’s finest at the touch of a button. Photo via Birmingham Police Department

Currently, the app is in the development stage but should be released soon.

Although Birmingham Police haven’t announced a launch date for the app, we will let you know as soon as they do. Stay tuned!

What features would you like to see in the upcoming BPD app? Let us know by tagging @bhamnow

Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

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