Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Westminster Police's mobile app to keep community connected



The New Westminster Police Department is encouraging Douglas College students to stay connected with the community through their new mobile app.

Available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the NWPD app provides up-to-date alerts, information on recruitment, a section to send in tips, and contact information for the non-emergency line, among other features.

“We really wanted to be connected,” Crime Prevention Unit and Reserve Program coordinator Shelley Cole said. “This gives people another tool to stay informed and a way to get our messages out there quickly.”

The app was launched Sept. 15 after a year of development. Its long-term goal is modernizing the way the department connects with those who live, work and go to school in the community.

“We want them to know what’s going on. It's a one-stop shop to help keep you informed and safe,” Cole said.

For more information, visit the NWPD on Facebook, Twitter and online.