‘Driving game’ app launched by Northants Police

Northamptonshire Police has launched a new iPhone app to ‘drive’ engagement with the public.

Jan 31, 2013
By Paul Jacques
Deputy Chief Constable Alex Franklin-Smith

Northamptonshire Police has launched a new iPhone app to ‘drive’ engagement with the public.

The ‘First Response’ app takes the form of a driving game, challenging members of the public to a time trial lap around a virtual version of the grounds of the force headquarters. Players get to drive a mini version of the force’s Skoda Octavia and gain time, speed and petrol as they race.

The app is free to download from the iPhone app store and gives instant access to the force website, Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube page by clicking on the relevant icon when the app is opened.

Assistant Chief Constable Martin Jelley said: “We are always trying to think of new and innovative ways in which we can engage with members of the public. The iPhone app is a bit of fun, but also allows people to get in touch with us through our other very popular online channels.

“The app has been developed internally by a member of the corporate communications team who has been working on this for some time, in his own time; it’s great to see such innovation within the force.”

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