Cranston police aim to connect with residents through smartphone app

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The Cranston Police Department has launched a new smartphone app in hopes of better connecting with city residents and businesses.

The My Police Department app, or “MyPD,” is free to download and does not require an account.

According to police, the app will include important information such as victim resources, news releases, and pictures of missing and wanted persons.

“The Cranston Police Department is committed to enhancing the relationship between the police department and the citizens we proudly serve,” Cranston Police Chief Michael Winquist said in a statement. “This free app is yet another example of our commitment to provide new and innovative ways to stay connected to our residents and business owners.”

Users will also have the ability to send in tips, anonymously or with contact information.

Winquist said the app is the first of its kind in Rhode Island.Click here to learn more about the MyPD app.

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