State Police launch smart phone app
LANSING — Beginning today, Michiganders can download a free mobile app that allows users to follow the Michigan State Police (MSP) post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information. The app, called MSP Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store by searching for “Michigan State Police.”
With 30 MSP posts statewide, MSP Mobile was designed to allow users to follow the post that serves their community or any post of their choosing. Users can opt to receive push notifications that will instantly alert them to traffic crashes, arrests, criminal investigations, community events and other education and prevention information.
Notably, the app also allows users to submit crime tips direct to the MSP, allowing for the easy upload of photos or video to support the tip.
Other key features of MSP Mobile include:
-Profiles of Michigan’s most wanted fugitives
-Search the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
-Help solve cold cases
-Contact information and driving directions for MSP posts and districts statewide in a format that is GPS-enabled and sortable by city/address
“It’s our goal to make connecting with the MSP as easy as possible,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the MSP. “This new app puts important public safety information literally in your hand and allows each user to customize their experience and interaction.”
To view a video tutorial of the features of MSP Mobile, go to www.michigan.gov/MSPmobile.