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Tuesday 23 July 2013

Commissioner Launches Crime Fighter App


Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer has launched a new App which will allow people to access useful information and contact Cheshire Constabulary in a modern way.

John Dwyer said, "I am proud to introduce my free iPhone App. Smart phones are becoming increasingly common in modern day society and most people carry the internet in their pocket. The uses for the applications people can download onto their phone knows no bounds, as more than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple so far. I want to make it easier for people to find out what the police are doing and to get involved with policing at a local level. The app has a number of different functions which enable you to contact me and find out about my work."

People will be able to find information about their local policing teams, rate the priorities set by their neighbourhood policing team for the month and submit their own priorities for the upcoming month. They will be able to keep up to date with the latest police news and appeals and pass information onto the Constabulary.

Using GPS technology, people will be able to find their nearest police station, and location maps. The App also provides quick access to contact numbers and opening times.

Users will also be able to report drink drivers or incidents of domestic abuse straight to the Constabulary.

John Dwyer added, "This is the first stage in my drive to use new technology to provide people with alternatives to the 101 telephone number for people to report non-emergency matters to the police. The App will soon be available on other platforms and I am working on some further exciting developments."

The App is available to download free by typing Cheshire Police into the Apple App store.

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