- Helps you stay safe & informed

Heard something interesting on the scanner? This is the place to share it with the community. Visitors are also welcome to post links to news articles about incidents that occurred in the county.
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Citizen expands to Phoenix with the mission of helping the community and its residents stay safe and informed. ... ef586c471d (old link)

Crime App Citizen Draws 1 Million New Yorkers and Some Controversy
Citizen sends alerts on fires, street brawls and obnoxious raccoons

Citizen uses a mix of humans and technology to monitor police scanners and sends out alerts to users regarding incidents occurring within about a one-mile radius of their smartphones. Users on site can upload photos and live videos of the scene. ... orry-about
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Article on CNN

March 9, 2020

Now, Citizen is adding features to allow people to see if their friends or family are nearby an alerted emergency, such as a building fire, for example. They'll be able to see which of their friends were sent an alert and check in with them, or can rest easier if no friends are nearby. Citizen is also adding a direct messaging feature so people can contact friends through the app.

According to CEO and founder Andrew Frame, the networking capabilities are "a natural evolution for us to transition to a network product where you're connected not only to the incidents and crimes around you but also to your friends and family."

It serves a similar purpose as Facebook's Safety Check feature, which encourages people to let their family and friends know if they're safe in the event of major incidents like a mass shooting, a building collapse, or a hurricane. Citizen's evolution with these features comes at a time when some of these events seem to be happening with greater regularity. ... index.html
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