Get real-time safety alerts and live video of incidents happening near you. Citizen notifications have urged people to evacuate burning buildings, deterred school buses from nearby terrorist attacks and have even led to a rescue of a 1-year-old from a stolen car.

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Real-time Safety Alerts: Location-based notifications help you avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Live Breaking Video: Watch live video of an incident unfold from different angles or broadcast live from the scene.

Keep Your Community Safe: Report incidents right when they happen to protect the people around you.

Citizen also offers the Protect subscription, to help protect you and your loved ones. You can read the Terms of Use here:

What’s New

Version 0.999.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92.1K Ratings

92.1K Ratings

TheVeganHere ,

Love this

I’ve only had the app for one week but I am loving it already I was hoping for updates of what’s going on in my area whether it be a protest a fire or whatever else and I’ve already received plenty of that and in incredibly quick times. Plus it’s very interactive in that I was also able to see videos shortly after the incident started of what’s going on. For example there was a fire in my neighborhood a block away. I was notified of it and then a few minutes later I heard the fire engines. And then I was going to walk over to see what was going on and somebody was already posting a video of it. I cannot recommend this app more highly.

n64king ,

Interesting but needs more moderation

They need someone to moderate this more. An Xmas parade is not an incident, to be marked by red. Police blocking off the road for an event is not cause for alarm. What is cause for alarm is when there’s a “woman exposing herself” type event and there’s like 10 comments of people being overly sexual saying they wish they didn’t miss it, people threatening others and cussing up a storm.
Also it hinders the app when people post these grainy blurry smudged videos of the aftermath where they can’t hold the phone upright, obviously not a developer issue but it’s nonetheless an issue that takes away from the app. Like you’re warning me about someone with a loaded gun but you’re showing me a blurry video of you waving the phone around in the darkness and you’re yelling into the mic. It’s basically 2020 and people still don’t know how to use a phone.
The idea is good and this is still useful but those issues are major.

CityGirlinSF ,

Please allow the option to report/remove useless comments

While I have seen police/ambulance at the scene of several nearby reports, 95% of the comments I this app are useless. For example, a child was missing and to find more information, one would have to scroll through hundreds of comments criticizing the parents, people giving opinions on disciplinary actions that parents should take etc...none of those comments were relevant to the missing child. The app needs to figure out a way to allow other users to report a comment that’s useless and after X number of reports- those user accounts are banned. It is useful when comments are from people nearby who have witnessed something as to alert other people but this accounts for about 5% of the comments. They need to fix this or people who use the app for legitimate information will stop using the app.


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168.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Personal Monthly $19.99
  2. Family Monthly $34.99
  3. Personal Annual $199.99


  • Family Sharing

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