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Mountain View cops embrace technology

Original post made on Aug 10, 2011

The Mountain View Police Department is rolling out a smartphone application and boosting its social media presence in an effort to provide better service to the community, said spokeswoman Liz Wylie.

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Posted by The Eye
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

The Eye is a registered user.

I like it. I like it a lot. Insofar as crime prevention is concerned, more avenues for information and crime reporting is better.

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Posted by Fed up with the police
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I would like a little less worrying about the online community and more about the one I live in. If I have to report another property crime and hear that they don't consider it serious enough to respond to or that they don't have enough manpower I may go crazy. My insurance company sure seems to consider the damage worth raising my rates!

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Posted by Luddite
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

"residents of Mountain View may report crimes to the police department using ... the department's Twitter account"

What is the world coming to?

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Posted by joey lattas
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Aug 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

And dialing 911 is too difficult for people now? Or is this just another useless use of a useless technology that really did not need to be invented or marketed in the first place, so the company is running around trying to convince gullible city department heads to spend more of the taxpayers money on this non-essential technology?

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