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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Atlas One Press Release - Fort Myers PD Fights Crime in Real-Time



The Fort Myers Police Department is the first public safety agency in Florida to crowdsource tips and evidence in real-time using Atlas One

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – June 3rd, 2022 – The Fort Myers Police Department has announced they are the first public safety agency in Florida to crowdsource digital evidence and crime tips in real-time using Atlas One. The free iOS and Android mobile application sends residents real-time alerts about nearby 911 and crime calls, allowing FMPD to crowdsource tips, evidence, and feedback. The partnership with Atlas One highlights Fort Myers PD’s efforts to further enhance transparency and citizen engagement with the residents they serve.

The app allows the Fort Myers Police Department to publish real-time alerts when 911 calls occur near a residents GPS location, or through favorite places they have registered, such as their home, workplace, or children’s school. If a crime occurs within a few blocks, the user will be notified and be given the opportunity to share real-time information directly with FMPD. Residents have the option to submit messages, pictures, and video anonymously, and readily have a two-way text conversation with an FMPD police officer.

“Launching real-time 911 alerts and crime calls for service with Atlas One showcases FMPD’s dedication towards increasing transparency and trust with our community,” said Lt. Bill Musante. “To reduce crime, we need the community's help. Atlas One is a real-time crime fighting tool that will provide residents with the ability to make a difference in their community.”

“Public safety agencies across the nation are facing staffing shortages, and need to embrace innovative technologies that create a force multiplier to fight crime,” said Kushyar Kasraie, CEO of Atlas One. “The community is the ultimate force multiplier, and today the Fort Myers Police Department is taking a major step towards this goal, by providing the community with unprecedented access to real-time crime information, and equipping them with tools to crowdsource public safety.”

Fort Myers residents can download Atlas One on iOS and Android smartphone devices for free. Simply sign up and start receiving alerts about nearby 911 calls and other reported crimes. While Fort Myers PD is the first public safety agency in Florida to release Atlas One’s modern solution, neighboring jurisdictions are expected to join later this year.

How it Works

· Download the free iOS or Android Atlas One App

· Tap “GET STARTED” to create your Atlas One profile

· Share your location or add favorite places that you want to track

· If an alert occurs nearby your current location, the app will send a push notification alert

· If you have a crime tip or evidence, easily share text, photos, and videos with FMPD

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