Orange County D.A. Develops App To Keep Citizens Connected
In your own town it is likely that you can find information on public schools, city services and even elections on a social networking website. Although almost every local jurisdiction in the US has an official website, it seems that citizens are much more likely to keep up with news developments if they can read about it on Facebook or Twitter. In Orange Country, California, The District Attorney’s Office has developed an app that will undoubtedly lower the crime rate as well as keep residents safe. The app is simply named, “OCDA,” is available at the official Apple iTunes stores, where residents can download it for free. As it has only been available for a few days now, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office hasn’t yet received any tips that have led to the arrest of any criminals but this could all change very soon in the future.
If iPhone owners can have access to vital information such as Amber Alerts and school closings, residents will then be able to pass this info along to everyone in their immediate area. The fact is, fewer people are watching TV or surfing the Internet at home. It is likely that government agencies in other cities and states will start to release their own version of this app so that crimes can be reported almost as soon as they happen. The results expected from the release of this app are so good that it is a wonder that police authorities and other government bodies have not used this technology sooner to thwart crime.