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12-26-2012, 10:23 AM #1
Town in Virginia Encourages Citizens to Report Crimes with Free iOS App
The Marion Police Department in Virginia recently decided to encourage residents to report crime by releasing a new app called iWatch Marion. The app is available in the App Store for free and provides citizens with an easy method to report potential crimes. The app gives users uploading tips while allowing them to upload photos and videos as well. Any of the content that is uploaded by users gets forwarded directly to the police department closest to the location it was sent from. According to the department:
Because iWatch Marion uses global positioning technology, the system intelligently forwards information to the Howard County Police Department based on where the handheld device is physically located at any given moment.
Source: HamptonRoads via 9to5Mac
Last edited by Akshay Masand; 12-26-2012 at 10:28 AM.
12-26-2012, 12:09 PM #2
Could be good for stopping some major crimes... Unfortunately it's gonna be a buncha people dropping dimes and uploading pics of people smoking some herb...
12-26-2012, 05:03 PM #3
Surprised there is no built-in gun. Stupid yanks.