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.

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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.

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The app is available to iPhone and Android users, according to police.

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