The Arcadia Police Department announces its first major app update since launch: MyPD version 3, adding new user features, upgraded integrations, and a new sleek user interface.
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 app includes about 10 new features. Some new features include information for victims, traffic updates, missing children, and similar resources. Older features were also updated. The app is easy to use with well-designed icons which are easy to browse from the main screen or slide up menu.
“The Public can get updates from the police department as push notifications” said Chief Bob Guthrie. “We can send the notifications through our app dashboard or through other social media platforms within the app. 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 Arcadia Police Department 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 integrates with some social media, it is not another social network. There are no ads on the app and no social account is necessary to use MyPD. APD has been using social media like Facebook and Twitter for quite a few years now. The MyPD app is not meant to replace those or be another social network for people to join. It is a resource for the public, so when they need to send a crime tip, or want to research something, they have it available.
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. Any information sharing is optional.
Citizens looking to connect with the Arcadia Police Department should search for “MyPD” in their app store. Once the app is downloaded and the agency chosen, it will always open to the Arcadia Police Department and its resources. For additional information about the My Police Department app users can visit: MyPDapp.com or ArcadiaPD.org.