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Technology

App Review: Police Partner

Police Partner helps you manage the information you'll need to include in your report, providing fields for witnesses, vehicles, suspects, and case numbers.

March 30, 2011  |  by Mike Yakouba


Police Partner allows officers to make field notes in their smartphone, rather than in clunky field notebooks.

Report writing and note taking are central to police work. Making sure you have the story straight is important to the outcome of your case, and may also have an impact on the consequences or solutions to a problem for a victim or suspect.

Police Partner by Clickz Designs takes away the need for clunky police notebooks and allows you to input all of your notes into your iPhone to review later. The User Interface is easy enough to navigate and gives officers numerous fields to fill in such as witnesses, vehicles, suspects, case numbers, and other information you'd expect to be included in a police report.

You can even e-mail these reports to yourself from your iPhone to help you write your full report later. This app, which is also available for Android devices, is a must-have for anyone working the road.

Field App Review         Ratings (of 5)
       
Name Platform Developer Price   Usefulness Ease Support Value Overall
Police Partner
Apple Clickz Designs
$1.99   5 4 3 4 4

 

Mike Yakouba is a civil cadet with a Washington sheriff's department. He's a commissioned employee who primarily serves civil papers.

Tags: Apps, Crime Reports, Field Interviews, Product Reviews


Comments (5)

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Bill @ 4/1/2011 7:55 AM

I would caution anyone using this app to find out if their personal phone would be subject to subpoena since they are taking official notes on it. Paper notes always are on major cases so hard to see why there would be a difference.

Ami @ 4/1/2011 2:45 PM

My concern with the police partner is the ability for officers personal device iphone or android being pulled into a case and the officers personal device now evidence in a case along with all their other personal information on the device and the device being taken for months or years also, hummm

NOPD1059 @ 11/11/2011 6:42 AM

Does your IDT or Computer get suponead to court? NO. This app is perfect because the information you input is only for organization and then is emailed to your email making a direct copy of the information that was inputted thus making the email the main focus. I had this confirmed by an attorney. So I use it and I love it.

Keith @ 8/17/2012 3:37 PM

I am interested in Police Partner and was wondering if the catagories, i.e. date, time, name, witness, etc work like a data base if you could call the catagories up empty and put a name in to search past entries

OFCRP @ 5/28/2013 9:12 AM

Says available for Android devices but I can't seem to find it anywhere?

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