In the coming weeks, Fargo citizens will be able to access the Fargo Police Department’s new mobile application. The app is free, feature-filled, and will provide useful information right at your fingertips.
Fargo Police Department Launches Mobile App
By School Resource Officer Mike Austin,
Davies High School
The Fargo Police Department’s new app will have 12 functions and be available in the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Microsoft markets. The app is free and provides useful information right at your fingertips.
- The ability to submit a Crime Fighting Tip. The tip can be submitted anonymously or with your contact information so you receive a follow-up phone call.
- The My Property feature, which lets users register valuable personal items, complete with serial numbers, descriptions, and photos. This catalog can then be printed or emailed to police if those items are subsequently lost or stolen.
- The Commend An Officer tool. Citizens can give the FPD feedback on their positive experience with one of its officers.
- Probably the most popular aspect of this new app will be the Crime Map feature. The user can search a specific area of Fargo to see what types of crimes have been committed in the area. This feature lets the user search for a specific type of crime (such as burglary, theft of vehicle, criminal mischief or unlawful entry to motor vehicle) and a crime mapping time frame (24 hours, and 3, 7, 14 or 30 days). This information is pushed to the app every three hours, Monday through Friday, although it should not be considered real-time data.
- The Friday Felon information, which lists wanted criminals and their charges.
- The School Resource Officer (SRO) tip connection. Citizens will be able to submit tips directly to the SRO at all of the middle and high schools in Fargo. This section will also provide links to directly call or email a selected SRO.
- A Fargo Police Department Directory with both phone numbers and email addresses.
- The NEWS/Events section of the app will provide Fargo Police news releases.
- Links to Fargo Police Social Media sites.
- Answers to your Police Department FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). The app is programmed to scroll to the most recently updated information, plus it can be modified to show notifications specific to the user’s preferences.
Be safe; be informed. Take advantage of the crime-fighting and information features supplied by the Fargo Police Department mobile app and download this newest “weapon” to fight crime.