As Law enforcement organizations have raced to keep up with demand for web-based communication systems, their constituents have abandoned fixed computers in favor of mobile devices, particularly smartphones.  Today, the trend is toward increased mobile device usage by constituents—and the adoption rate is speeding up.

Law enforcement organizations who deploy mobile apps benefit from increasing their reach and engagement with the community.

Features

Purple Forge’s Law enforcement Apps provide a fully themed, feature rich product that can satisfy the needs of the smallest to the largest agency, including:

FEATURE DESCRIPTION
News Law enforcement service news, including press releases
Contact Us Contact information for law enforcement services, including: emergency, Sheriff’s office, correctional institutions, emergency management, community outreach, public relations, related law enforcement agencies or services
Alerts Alert information related to: state of emergency, driving conditions, flood advisory, snow advisory, cold advisory, severe storm warnings
Local Weather Local weather forecasts
Event Calendar Law enforcement events, including: foreclosure sales auctions, charity events, public information sessions
Social Media Connect users to official feeds for social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, Picasa
Crime Stoppers Connect users to official Crime Stoppers website or information
Inmate Search Connect users to official portal to allow searching for inmates being detained by law enforcement agency
Amber Alert Connect users to offical regional Amber Alert information
511 Provide 511 information including: incidents, traffic cameras, traffic conditions, construction, special events
Sales Provide information on Law enforcement agency related sales of items including: foreclosed property, confiscated items
Most Wanted Information on most wanted fugitives
History Information on the history and traditions of the agency
Training Information on law enforcement agency’s training facilities
Frequently Asked Questions Common questions and answers
Report Internet Crime Information on how to report Internet crime
Reports and Publications Library of available reports and publications
Background Checks Information on how to request a background check
Crime Statistics Crime statistics for law enforcement agency region
Jobs Available job postings and information on how to apply
Emergency Preparedness Information on recommended steps citizens should take to become better prepared for emergencies
Safety and Crime Prevention Information on safety and crime prevention including: safety and prevention programs, personal safety, home and neighbourhood safety, seasonal and recreation activity, road safety, asset protection, seniors, parents, youth, kids
Missing Persons Information on missing persons in the region
Victim Services Information on professional assistance and crisis to victims of crime or tragic circumstances
Rewards Outstanding rewards for information on identified, unsolved files which to arrest(s) and prosecution(s)
Commend an Officer Secure method to allow users to commend an officer for good work
Questions and Feedback Secure method to allow users to submit a question or feedback
Text a Tip Allow users to send an SMS to send a tip to aid law enforcement
Submit a Tip Allow users to submit a tip with optional GPS location and photo information
Major Crimes Reports Reports on crimes requesting information or providing updates on resolution
What to Do Information on what to do after events such as: car accidents, robbery, assault, identity theft, vandalism/graffiti
Sex Offenders Information on sex offenders
Community Programs Information on community programs, volunteering and associated contacts
FEMA Connection to the FEMA disaster information mobile portal (m.fema.gov)
Online Reporting Send users to your online reporting portal
Surveys Survey constituents to collect feedback and opinions

Users Love It

Purple Forge Law Enforcement Apps employ features that are familiar to all smartphone owners who already use common smartphone gestures to navigate. For example, because Purple Forge’s Law Enforcement App uses GPS location-aware technology, your constituents can quickly zoom to their current location for up-to-date local information. In addition, Purple Forge builds on this familiarity to create a fluid, natural user experience. For your constituents, the Purple Forge app is a free download from a smartphone app store such as iTunes or Android app store.

Integrate and Deploy

With many organizations today striving to do more with less, moving to a cloud deployment model significantly reduces infrastructure, equipment, software and staff resourcing requirements.  Purple Forge’s Smart Service Solutions platform is an industry leading, award-winning technology that offers many benefits over traditional one-off mobile application development.

Law Enforcement agencies at all levels of government are learning to harness the power of mobile device technologies to keep their constituents informed with critical updates—drawn from real-time data they already possess.   What you get:

  • Rapid Deployment – as quickly as eight weeks
  • Integration to your existing CMS system (you don’t have to start again)
  • Customized to your needs (including branding)
  • Distribution to iTunes and Android stores done for you
  • Push notifications
  • Multiple platforms

The Purple Forge Law Enforcement Apps solution works on phones and tablets that operate on the iPhone and Android platforms, the two most popular smartphone types.