AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you'd like your police department to be one tap of the touchscreen away, in Auburn, there's an app for that.

The Auburn Police Department is the latest Maine agency to join the My Police Department application for Android and iPhone users.

The app can be found by searching "My PD" or "My Police Department" in the app store . Once downloaded, search "Auburn Police Department."

The application creates a two-way flow of information. Users can submit police tips, commend officers, contact personnel, and post questions. Police can send push alerts, post information on parking bans, post tweets, and circulate other information through the application.

"Our goal is to try and stay current with social media," said Auburn Police Deputy Chief Jason Moen.

"Social media has really redefined the way we do community policing," he said. "It's all about trying to improve our communication with the community."

The My Police Department App also navigates to the South Portland Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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