EMERGE@Simpson Creates Law Enforcement App
In mid-October, EMERGE@Simpson announced the creation of a new app for both android and i-phones, which, when fully implemented, would help law enforcement find people wanted for various infractions and crimes.
The Law Enforcement App was the idea of a law enforcement official in Polk County Iowa, who imagined a way that would allow the public to help find people, people who law enforcement officials did not have the man-power to track down.
The Official's daughter, a student at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, had recently joined EMERGE@Simpson which is an Innovative Immersion Program designed to join people with like ideas together to develop the idea, with the goal of creating a self sufficient business.
The team, included a student who understands and is able to write code, the Official's daughter, who understands her father's idea of finding people, and others necessary to the teams success. in less than 20 days the app was written and beta tested with extremely positive success.
Individuals with smartphones are able to download the app to their phone and when activated, provides pictures and details of individuals who law enforcement officials are looking for. In essence, the labor force looking for wanted individuals increased from one or two persons in a law enforcement department, to potentially thousands of people.
Once a person recognizes one of the individuals from the app, clicking on a link will provide law enforcement personnel the location of the wanted individual. After a recent news story on a local TV Station, the number of app downloads increased to over 500 per hour and within 24 hours of the news broadcast, law enforcement was notified of 8 individuals who had been identified.
As the app is perfected expect much higher results.
Oh, the name of the app? Snitch'n
Download it from your favorite app Store.