Mission Moment: Police Recommends Citizen App to Help Find Missing Man
Time and time again we have seen the Citizen community use our app as a tool to help find missing people. Today, we’re pleased to share that the success and reach of our efforts to reunite families have not gone unnoticed by law enforcement officers who work on missing person cases.
Recently, police officers responded to a report of a missing man in North Hollywood. As they spoke with his worried loved ones, one police officer recommended the family download Citizen and create a missing persons post!
The family did not hesitate to ask the Citizen community for help. They started a live broadcast on the Citizen app, describing the missing man as a vulnerable adult with Down Syndrome. Citizen Agent Christopher proactively initiated a video call with them, and was able to collect photos of the missing man and verify details of the case with the police officers on scene.
Agent Christopher then created a public incident and notified over 8,000 Citizen users in the surrounding area. Hours after this interaction, the missing man was found safe!
We know that when law enforcement truly understands the power of our platform, they use Citizen as a tool to aid in their efforts to find missing individuals. We’re grateful that this police department shared the recommendation to download Citizen with the family of the missing man and even more grateful that he was found safe in a short period of time.
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