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In the News: The Real Risks of Consumer Messaging Apps for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement professionals nationwide are using consumer messaging apps like Signal, WhatsApp, and iMessage on a daily basis. However, these apps can cause serious problems if they’re being used on the job. Check out this video for a quick example of the “media frenzy” that can follow when communications aren’t handled in a compliant manner.

“Begging for Trouble”

Using messaging apps like Signal for official communication has been described as “begging for trouble.” Not only does it risk public record violations, but the trust of the general public can also take a huge hit. Fortunately, this is something that every law enforcement agency can fix quickly and easily.

If you’re ready to protect your agency from risk and modernize your communications, it’s time to employ Genasys Protect CONNECT. Want to learn more? Check out our Public Safety Communication App Checklist or request a demo through the links below.

While it’s easy and free to use standard messaging apps for work, it
comes with a high risk. The texting platforms on your iPhone or
Android, and even others like WhatsApp, Signal, and Voxer, just
aren’t designed for public safety.

See CONNECT in action!

Schedule a live demo and get answers to your specific questions. See how CONNECT can drastically improve communication and collaboration in your agency.