OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Oakland Police Department is partnering with a mobile developer to promote a personal safety app police say will bring “real-time community policing” to the city.
Alert-360, a free app, will allow users to instantly receive alerts when nearby emergencies are reported by other Alert-360 users and designated emergency contacts, police said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: San Francisco Opens Eligibility to All Residents Age 16 and Up
The app will simultaneously call 911 when an alert is generated, and it enables nearby alert recipients to report what they see to help first responders.READ MORE: UPDATE: Paul Flores, Suspect In Cal Poly Student Kristin Smart's 1996 Disappearance Arrested
The app is available to iPhone and Android users, according to police.MORE NEWS: COVID: 4/20 Celebration At Hippie Hill In Golden Gate Park Canceled For 2nd Year In A Row
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