Thursday, September 18, 2014

Smartphone Application and Social Media

Last September the Mount Pleasant Police Department released their smartphone application for iOS and Android. Since being released, the app has played a crucial role in distributing information and the Mount Pleasant Police Department would like to see more citizens take advantage of this technology. “This app is the quickest way for us to get critical information out to our citizens regarding situations that may affect them,” Inspector Chip Googe said. “We would like to see as many residents and businesses as possible take advantage of the information sent out via push notifications.” Being able to access the information directly on your smart phone keeps citizens updated even when they are not near their home telephone.

“Citizens can also view crime reports, send in tips of criminal activity and keep up with some of our social media efforts all from within our app,” Googe said.

Along with the app, the police department has moved further into the area of social media by adding several more platforms to their information sharing efforts. “We started out with Twitter about 5 years ago which works really well for getting information out to the public quickly but we also wanted different ways to connect with our citizens,” Googe said. “That is why we have now included Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vine into our communications efforts.” Each one of these social media platforms provides the police department a different way to share information as well as allow them to reach more people.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department social media links:

For more information contact Inspector Chip Googe at

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