Currently operating in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Expanding soon.

Joining the Citizen safety network will give you instant access to information about crimes near you. The Citizen technology will send you real-time push notifications to alert you of crimes that are close. Users write to us every day telling us how Citizen is changing how they engage with their neighborhoods. Citizen notifications have prompted users to evacuate burning buildings, deter school buses from departing a school during a nearby terrorist attack, or even rescue their neighbor’s baby locked in a hot car.

You may receive a notification of a crime in progress before the police have responded. This app is meant to keep you safe and protect you. Please use Citizen responsibly.

Real-time Alerts: Location-based notifications help you avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Live Video: Go live from the scene or watch an incident unfold from different angles.

Incident Details: Receive continuous updates on incidents and chat with other Citizen users.
From version Citizen 0.918.8:
• When you broadcast video on Citizen, you help protect your neighbors by providing transparency to the incidents happening near you. However, if you have a privacy concern about a video you’ve broadcasted, you can now remove it from the incident.
• If you are configuring your Inner Circle for the first time, you’ll now see suggested contacts in the Inner Circle tab.
• If you experience temporary internet connection issues, you’ll now see a “Tap to retry” button to reconnect.
All versions
December 11, 2018
December 4, 2018
November 9, 2018
November 7, 2018
October 6, 2018
October 3, 2018
July 2, 2018
March 9, 2017