Lake in the Hills Police Department now using app

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:21 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 10:31 p.m. CDT

LAKE IN THE HILLS – People are now able to receive information from the village's police department through a new app for mobile phones.

The MyPD app can be downloaded for free through iTunes or Google Play. Through the app, people will have access to department contacts, be able to ask questions or give feedback, and submit tips, among other things, according to a news release.

People also can access information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service and the National Terror Advisory System.

Lake in the Hills is the only police department in the county using MyPD.

Through the app, the department can push out notifications and alerts to the public, the news release said.

However, calling 911 is the appropriate method to report emergency situations and request emergency responses, the news release said.

- Northwest Herald

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