NYPD Crime Fighting App hits AppStore

Do you fancy yourself as a real life crime fighter ? Thanks to a new app that has just been released now you can be. It’s called NYPD and, yes, it’s been launched by the New York Police Department, coming not long after they released their program to help track stolen iPhone’s.

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It’s more for those who live in New York City, although any budding wannabe police officers will enjoy it.  It contains a whole load of features that are relevant to crimes committed within New York, including a photo gallery of criminals, crime videos and, for those that are interested, crime statistics as well.  The app description says :

“Download the official app of the New York City Police Department. The mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.”

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It isn’t the best of interfaces but it’s easy to navigate and it does give out useful information like contact numbers for local emergency services and directions to your nearest Precinct.  There is also a reward system in place for those that provide information that leads to the arrest of any person involved in criminal activity.

The app can be found in Apple’s App Store or downloaded here and its available completely free of charge.