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As part of the overall goal of effectively establishing lines of communication with all who live, work and play at the World’s Most Famous Beach, the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is now offering a rebooted version of its free smartphone application.
That app – powered by ThePoliceApp.com, a division of OCV, LLC – is now available to the general public for free in Apple’s App Store and Google Play.
“In this department, we believe in 21st Century policing,” said DBPD Police Chief Jakari Young. “We thought it made sense to really embrace 21st Century technology by redesigning our app to provide information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.”
The redesigned app offers a fresh look and all sorts of resources at the public’s fingertips, including real-time traffic and weather alerts, emergency notifications and submitting crime tips anonymously. It’s designed as a quick and safe way to access many items of public interest, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of those items include:
Push Notifications: Users who enable this feature will receive information in real time which could affect them, including traffic conditions, severe weather and public emergencies such as a reported threat to public areas like schools, malls and stadiums.
Crime Mapping: Want to know how much or what kind of crime is in Daytona Beach? All you need is an address, a landmark or a zip code to search.
Child ID: Parents can save vital information about their children on their phone and then share that information with DBPD should their kids ever need to be located by law enforcement. This feature – and ways to contact School Resource Officers – can be found under Youth Resources.
File A Report: If you’re a victim of crime, you can file a report through your phone instead of having to call or physically come to one of our locations.
Sex Offenders: A list of where registered sex offenders live in Daytona Beach.
The new app also has ways for the public to directly provide feedback to DBPD and all kinds of tools for the community’s use, including an Asset Tracker for locally storing vital information useful for locating stolen property and a Vacation Home Check for those who want to have officers do property checks for them while they are out of the Daytona Beach area.
ThePoliceApp.com specializes in smartphone app development for law enforcement and other public safety organizations across the country. Developing more than 500 apps, OCV, LLC designs and creates custom apps for state, county and local government agencies.
“Over 80 percent of people in the United States own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication,” OCV Vice President Kevin Cummings said. “Mobile apps offer agencies a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. Apps allow public safety agencies the ability to reach and serve their citizens where they are: their smartphones.”
If you have suggestions for improving our app, please reach out to our Public Information Office at BendayanMessod@DBPD.us or (386) 671-5113.