EPD civilian employee honored for developing smart device app

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A civilian employee has been recognized by the Evansville Police Department for his development of the new and improved EPD App.

EPD says the new app looks similar in appearance to the older version but that it contains significant up-grades.

Many of the new features allow the public to interact directly with EPD by notifying them of a situation nearby.

The map function allows users to see cases that have occurred near them and even up-load pictures and small videos they’ve taken that pertain to that case.

EPD’s Lieutenant of Investigation says the app also contains special features to help officers in the field.

“There’s a code we can enter to where our officers can see other things that help us. That have like the pearl warnings, the Miranda warnings, things like that that they can read right off the phone from them. It also has contact information for other officers and things like that. It also has other features that are beneficial to each officer. “

Lutz also said that while the app does connect the public and law enforcement, it’s not updated in real time so people still need to use 911 for emergency situations.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An EPD civilian employee is being honored for his work developing a smart device app.

Joel Mattingly is being honored by the Evansville Police Merit Commission for developing the new Evansville Police Department smart device app.

The free app can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play.

It features contact information for the Administrative Unit and Tip Line, access to EPD’s YouTube feed, links to their website and EPD Foundation, news directly from EPD’s Twitter account, a crime map, information on how to report criminal activity, and an option to email the department directly with evidence, such as pictures, video, sound, etc.

Mattingly is honored for his hours of dedication to developing this application. He will be honored at a ceremony Monday afternoon.

EPD encourages the public to download the app and explore the features.

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(This story was originally published on July 8, 2019)

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