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Filing a Police Report Has Never Been Easier

Published on Feb 7, 2018 by Alex L. in ,

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Planning ahead will get you far in life, especially in terms of traffic collisions. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 2,651 reported collisions in Riverside involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents; all of which resulted in injuries or death in 2015. This doesn’t take into account traffic collisions where no injuries were sustained. Plus, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates a total of 10 million traffic collisions go unreported every year in the United States. But by taking a moment to download one simple app, you can file a police report from your own smartphone.

The Riverside Police Department has created an app that can change the way you connect with the police. This free app, called “Riverside Police Department,” allows for people to file traffic-violation complaints and thefts. Furthermore, you’ll have access to emergency alerts, crime maps, their social media, and press releases. It can also help commuters avoid streets where a traffic collision has occurred. Safety-tips are available through the app in both English and Spanish. As useful as this app is, it should only be considered a tool. When a crime is in progress, call the police to report it.

Other police departments in cities such as Long Beach, Santa Ana, Torrance, and San Diego have created their own apps as a way to better connect with the public.

It doesn’t hurt to plan a little. Take a moment, download the app. It could prove to be the most useful app on your smartphone.

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