Greater Manchester Police have launched a iPhone App which they say will help fight crime in Great Manchester, the UK's first location based policing mobile app.
In a press release, the app is meant to "allow people to become crimefighters and to get closer to their local neighbourhood policing teams", a statement said.
“This is a real step forwards in using technology to support policing and gives people the chance to help us at any time and any place. They can find out what is happening where they are and be kept informed" said Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.
He added “It provides an enhanced service and we will be working on further developments. We want people to help us add to it with what will help them on a daily basis.”
The App allows users to get information about the nearest police station and neighbourhood team, meetings, details about officers as well as information on appeals around the location of the user. The app lets user transmit information back to the GMP intelligence teams.
“We rely on the information that we get from people to help us to solve crimes,” said Detective Superintendent Mark Smith.