The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury depends on local citizens to report local inadequacies such as potholes, sidewalk hazards, and stray animals to them so they can respond.  Today they announced the launch of their Calcasieu EagleApp which strives to make it easier for citizens on the go to perform their civic duties.

Special Programs Coordinator for the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Jason Barnes says the app which has been in development for two years, was designed to get people in the community involved.  He said, “The app is designed to empower the citizens of Calcasieu Parish to become engaged with problems, and issues they see and become a civic reporter.  It’s a really cool piece of machinery, basically it’s civic duty done easy.”

The app is designed so that anyone can “see it, click it, send it”, which means that you can see a problem, take a photo or video of that problem, and then easily send it to the appropriate bureau, so that it can be dealt with in a timely manner.

Police Juror Dennis Scott believes the app is a great opportunity for the parish, he said, “For our job to be effective, you have to get the people involved.  At this time you have to find a way to reach people, this is a great way to do that.  I’m excited about this, and I think it’s going to do great things.”

The app is available today, for free on most mobile platforms including Android, Apple’s iOS, and Windows.   For more information about the app, you can read more here.  cppj.net/eagleapp.