We're excited to introduce Relay, an app for non-emergency reports. When you see something, you can say something– directly to local law enforcement agencies.
What's more, get status updates and even messages back from responding officers explaining what they found, so long as the responding agency is integrated with our platform.
Our nearby crime map shows you nearby reported incidents and their status, so you can see what other citizens like yourself have seen.
At Relay, we think about privacy a lot. In fact, it's in everything we do, and that includes our app. We only ask for permissions on your phone when needed, and we work hard to make clear what happens with the information you share.
Get a sense of civic pride, and be in the know on nearby activity. Together, we can all help make our local community safer.
** RELAY IS FOR NON-EMERGENCY REPORTING ONLY. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911 **
Welcome to the latest and greatest version of Relay! In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, you'll notice a new step in the incident submission process, where we ask you to review the information about you that's being submitted to police before sending. We think it's important that you're in control of your information at all times, and that you never give away anything without explicitly telling us so.
As always, thank you for being an early user of the Relay platform, and don't hesitate to message firstname.lastname@example.org if you uncover any issues, feel something's unclear, or have any suggestions.
Ratings and Reviews
Is there a way to see current incidents?Right now the first one in my area is 22 days ago. I have to keep scrolling to see what’s happening recently or more importantly, now.
Developer Response ,
Excellent question! We have it set up right now to work with nearest incident first, but we've gotten some feedback from folks like yourself that they'd like more control over how incidents are sorted. We're working on this, so stay tuned.
Does not work
Does not work well submitting incidents. The app will say the report was submitted, but this is not true. It just goes into an endless loop and locks up.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, THANK YOU for the heads up. Let me first say I'm terribly sorry we let you down and gave you a bad first impression. We received a couple of reports that a small group of people (less than a dozen) were having trouble submitting incidents over the last few days, and as of today have resolved the issue.
We take the stability of this platform really, really seriously– if you're not having a good experience, then it's on us to make sure it's right. I'd encourage you to try submitting your report again if it still makes sense given the timing, and if you have any more feedback, ideas, or want more detail on the issue you experienced, please don't hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.