Palo Alto police launch mobile app

Free app consolidates department's content and services in one place

The Palo Alto Police Department's latest tech-forward effort is a free mobile app, launched Tuesday, that provides immediate access to the latest news as well as crime maps, urgent alerts, video and photo content and other features.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

To all you soccer moms illegally parking near schools and coffee shops, I plan to use this app to send photos of your minivans to the cops. You are warned.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

This is, of course, a good idea; however, not everyone uses cell phones. It would also be helpful to implement a similar consolidation of useful police access functions on its web-site.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 16, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Parent, hope you include the PAPD and PAFD vehicles often blocking near Phils and Safeway.

While you are at it, how about all those trash cans left in bike lanes - often on their sides, usually by our utilities department.

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Posted by Judith
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:02 am

The utilities department does not pick up your trash.

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Posted by joinp
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Can I just add a positive comment? - Thank You for your efforts to reach us on our mobile devices and provide, yet another way, for us to contact our local law enforcement.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

PASCO has gone and since I can't remember the details, since I pay the utilities department to remove my trash, they must be all connected somewhere. Just wish they didn't block the bike paths - whoever they are.

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Posted by Mimi
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm

This app is great! Thanks PAPD

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