LONGPORT – The Longport Police Department has launched a new website packed with information and newly developed services, with the goal of making it easier for the public to obtain information.
“The old website no longer met the demands of our community. This site will be much more engaging to the public,” Police Chief Frank Culmone said.
The new website offers a variety of enhanced services, such as requesting public documents, requesting property checks on individual residences, or registration of residential security cameras. The site also provides links to other local, state and federal agencies.
“The online focus is part of a community policing initiative we are undertaking as an agency,” Culmone said. “The men and women of this department take pride in the personalized service we are able to provide our residents. The new website is being launched to continue the service they’ve grown to expect.”
The website, longportpd.org, will allow the department to reach more people and allow residents to be more comfortable communicating with officers, he said.
“This new communication tool will allow our agency to provide up to date and critical information to residents when they need it most.”
Residents and visitors can obtain updates on newly developed programs and services, such as links to officer email addresses, domestic violence laws and helplines, elder affairs information and safety tips, and more.
The department’s mission and vision statements is included on the homepage under Culmone’s welcome message.
Sgt. Ray Burgan, who was named Public Information Officer in 2015, will be responsible for website development and dissemination of information on Longport PD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Residents who do not subscribe to either social media source will have instant access to the agency’s social media posts free of charge through this website.