Oakland police to partner with safety app

The Oakland Police Department is partnering with a mobile personal safety app police say will bring “real-time community policing” to the city.

Alert-360, a free app, will allow users to instantly receive alerts when nearby emergencies are reported by other Alert-360 users and designated emergency contacts, police said.

The app will simultaneously call 911 when an alert is generated, and it enables nearby alert recipients to report what they see to help first responders.

The app is available to iPhone and Android users, according to police.