Santa Cruz Police Department Launches Consumer-Focused Phone App
The Santa Cruz Police Department has developed a consumer-focused law-enforcement IPhone application that provides access to the Police Department’s scanner feed, online crime maps, videos, photos and a departmental blog. In addition, consumers can submit crime tips from their mobile phone and view alerts. The City of Santa Cruz won the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Public Safety for this program. This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue of Western City magazine.