Manassas Park, FreshySites develop new police website

The Manassas Park Police Department recently launched a new and improved website that features some revamped widgets and other tools available for users.

The new website has increased accessibility for public usage along with an improved aesthetic and interface for navigability.

New features of the site include an emergency alert system delivered by the application Everbridge. It’s an application that automates emergency messages to residents who signed up to receive them.

This application notifies residents about concerns or hazards that are of potential concern in the area where residents live. Residents will be able to sign up to receive Everbridge notifications and messages through phone calls, text messages, and emails. Additionally, forums, commonly asked questions, anonymous tips, and press releases can be accessed by visiting the new website.

The older website was deemed outdated, according to Officer Yesli Vega, a Manassas Park police officer. “A lot of thought went into updating the site; hours were spent coming up with content that would be more beneficial and informative for citizens,” said Vega.

The website went through many processes as it was developed by different members of the department. Its creation was finalized when the Department’s Public Information Officer met with the founder of FreshySites, Vincent Consumano. Consumano’s knowledge of web design and functionality helped finalize the process and initiate the site revamp.

“Vincent and the entire FreshySites team delivered exactly what the Manassas Park Police Department had envisioned,” Vega said.

The aim of the new site is to create an open forum to help keep the public actively informed on new investigations along with providing important announcements. The updated site will also enhance the department’s online presence and the relationship between the community the Police Department.

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