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Media Release 272: BPD announces release of new smartphone app

The Birmingham Police Department is excited to announce the release of a smartphone application. This app will serve as a new way for the police department to connect with Birmingham residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.

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The Birmingham Police Department smartphone app was developed by, a division of OCV, LLC. The app offers quick access to items of public interest and is easy to use. In just a few clicks, users can:

  • Submit a tip
  • Research sex offenders in the area
  • Receive push notifications
  • Connect to the organization’s social media platforms
  • Read the latest news and find out about upcoming events
  • View the command staff at the Birmingham Police Department
  • Search jail information
  • View crime statistics specializes in smartphone app development for law enforcement and other public safety organizations across the country. Developing more than 500 apps, OCV, LLC designs and creates custom apps for state, county and local government agencies.

“Over 80 percent of people in the United States own and use smartphones as their primary means of communication,” OCV Vice President Kevin Cummings said. “Mobile apps offer agencies a better way to alert, inform and prepare the public. Apps allow public safety agencies the ability to reach and serve their citizens where they are: their smartphones.”

The Birmingham Police Department app is available for download for free in the App Store and Google Play by searching “Birmingham Police AL.” If you are currently on a mobile device, you can click here to be re-directed to the appropriate app store to download.