The Santa Cruz Police Department, working with UC Santa Cruz graduates, has created the first consumer-focused law enforcement application for the iPhone. The iPhone app allows consumers to submit crime tips from their phones and provides access to real-time crime maps of activity occurring in Santa Cruz, the department’s live police scanner feed, and a new departmental blog. “This mobile application will give our community a remarkable amount of information in the palm of their hand,” Police Chief Kevin Vogel said in a press release. “It is an essential step toward ensuring greater access to our department.”
The application was developed by EZ Axess, Inc., a start-up company founded in 2009 by UCSC graduates Kushyar Kasraie and Jamieson Johnson. The app can be downloaded for iPhones and iPads from the Apple iTunes Store, and the application’s features can be accessed from any web-enabled phone at m.santacruzpolice.com.