Milan PD launches mobile app

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MILAN, Tenn. — The Milan Police Department becomes the first of its kind in the area after launching their own smartphone app, something no other law enforcement agency in our area has done before. “If they want to know where we’re at, if they want to know about sex offenders or even commend an officer, they can do it all,” Milan Police Chief Bobby Sellers said. It is the first of its kind in West Tennessee, and Chief Sellers said it is not only going to help connect them with the community but also save the city money because the app will replace its current website. “We’re saving close to $600 a year by using the app,” Sellers said. “Plus the citizens get more out of this app than they would a website.” And having the ability to reach out to the department anonymously with tips in just one click has residents excited. “I mean, if I can get it on a mobile app it will be a lot faster and I can do it anywhere and everywhere,” Machael Snow said. With dozens of features, the app even allows residents to catalog items in their home by taking a picture and sending it to the department. “If their house burns or if it ever gets stolen or comes up missing, then we’ll have a record of that piece of property,” Sellers said. With Milan’s lead, residents hope this technology will catch on across the area. “I think they took the initiative to get the ball rolling,” Snow said. “I’m hoping that a lot more stations do it.” Chief Sellers said the app should not take the place of calling 911 in an emergency. The Milan Police app is available to download for free in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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