-Increase Community Engagement
- Reduce Crime
- Improve Response Time
- Effectively Manage Patrols With GPS
- Reduce Admin Time
App Task Force is a mobile Application, developed by SDT Productions L.L.C. to help police agencies reduce criminal activity and improve community policing in their jurisdiction. Once an agency decides to utilize the Application, a unique Application for their specific area is created that allows Citizens to download the Application and use it to report suspicious and potentially criminal activity that they are observing in real time. The submitted information is then automatically transmitted to the police so they can rapidly respond and investigate.
The French Quarter Task Force® (FQTF)
Launched in March 2015 to proactively patrol the French Quarter of New Orleans 24/7 and to respond to calls received through SDT App Task Force.
During its first 3 years of operations, the FQTF responding to 62,881 calls, made 996 arrests and apprehensions, and issued 1150 Summons'. During that same time period the FQTF drove over 174,000, almost seven time the circumference of the world.
The FQTF immediately had a impact on reducing serious crime - down 45% after just the first 3 months of operations and serious crime continues to decline. In the year ending December 2017 violent crime was down 15% compared to 2016 and armed robberies were down 40%. In the 4th Quarter of 2017, there were no armed robberies in the Lower Quarter - a testament to the effectiveness of the App and the "blue Light" crime deterrent patrols.
The Saint Tammany Parish Sheriffs Office App Task Force
Launched in April 2018, the App Task Force is now being used in Saint Tammany Parish - the third largest parish in the State of Louisiana covering 846 square miles. Citizens in the St Tammany Parish Sheriffs Office jurisdiction are able to report crimes from anywhere in that area.
Sheriff Randy Smith remarked “Having been a deputy, detective, chief, and sheriff, it’s easy for me to see that technology is changing the way we police. That’s why I personally want to invite you to download the new App Task Force. This turns any phone into a direct line to the sheriff’s office and will lead to faster response times. Download the App Task Force. It is easy to use, and it’s the UBER of policing. At the St Tammany Sheriff’s office, we are committed to fighting crime. Download the App and be part of that fight.”