VicPD app opens world of possibilities

Phone application allows citizens to hep police out

Re: Victoria police mobile app first in Canada (News, Oct. 18)

This app would actually be quite the nice tool for transparency.

Finally something to quickly log complaints, and better yet the thing attaches to a cellphone. What a good idea.

Now everyone in our iPhone generation can take pictures of licence plates and police each other.

We can now pester the cops with druggy drama and the odd BMW paving their own lanes through crosswalks. Yes the usual splendor of police servitude to forever stay the same, just got an update.

I plan to report littering in front of the McDonald’s and give descriptions of those riding without helmets on sidewalks.

I’ll do the best I can to keep our public servants in the loop.

I’m sure our vacation-lifestyle population over the age of 60 will be using this to discuss dope heads and all sorts of stuff. I just had one tell me that hookahs are used by satanists to smoke cocaine, but I’m sure the iPad is over their head. How will these honest observations be informantly engaged?

New stuff is always exciting!

Brad Lancaster

Victoria