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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?
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
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?
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!