(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Salina Police Department says it will help cut costs, increase efficiency and better serve the public. The department launched a new Android smartphone app.
Police tell us the app can be used to get information about the police department, file certain types of reports and make Crimestoppers tips. The app also links to the department's Facebook and YouTube sites.
Police say the new technology will better assist citizens - allowing them to report crimes like car break-ins from their phone without needing to wait for a responding officer.
Salina Police Chief Jim Hill said the police department plans to continue adapting emerging technologies to serve the public. He noted this app was developed in-house at very low cost by Master Police Officer Rande Repp.
The new app may be found by searching Android Market for "Salina Police".