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Mass. State Police unveil brand new app

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

Massachusetts State Police made a big announcement this weekend…the release of their brand new app.

The smartphone application has several features, including push notifications with geo-fencing, a function that no other law enforcement agency is using.

This feature allows Mass. State Police to immediately notify users with geographically-configured real-time alerts. This will help immensely with public communication during major events including this year's Boston Marathon. 

The app's alert function pushes a notification to the top of the user's phone for advisories like traffic situations, missing persons or wanted suspects.

A formal rollout will take place later in the week where officials will highlight the app's features.

To download the app on your Droid, go to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_mastatepolice.layout

iPhone users can download at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mass-sp/id852672176?mt=8

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