Founded in 2010, MobilePD was created under a simple pretense: technology can increase transparency between law enforcement and their communities which will help foster community engagement. Our belief is that true public safety only exists when there is a strong partnership between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. We created MobilePD to make this a reality.
In 2011, MobilePD partnered with the Santa Cruz Police Department to release the first ever branded community engagement application in North America. Shortly after the SCPD launch, several other police departments across North America reached out and the industry was born.
In July of 2014, MobilePD was selected to participate in the San Francisco Entrepreneurship in Residence program. Hundreds of companies worldwide submitted applications, and MobilePD was chosen as the Law Enforcement startup where we were incubated inside the San Francisco Police Department for 3 months. During this time, we fully immersed ourself in the culture and workflow of a police department, as we were given unlimited access to the entire organization. In addition, the MobilePD team went on countless ride-alongs with Officers to learn about the challenges they face on a daily basis and how we can help them solve these challenges with technology.
In September of 2014, MobilePD took the next important step in our company's history by moving our headquarters from Sunnyvale, CA to Austin, TX. Today, we are looking to grow rapidly in Austin and hope to become a premier Austin-based startup company.