Get real-time alerts
Instant alerts of nearby crimes and emergencies keep you safe and informed.
Get notified when a user broadcasts nearby, to stay aware of what is going on at the scene.
Dive into the details
Real-time updates give you incident details from start to finish.
Chat with fellow Citizen users to share information and keep each other safe.
Watch and record live video
If you’re in a safe place, the “Go Live” button allows you to record live footage to inform others.
“Verified Video” stamp lets you know when other users’ broadcasts are relevant.
Follow the Biggest Stories
Citizen’s stories bar gives you an inside view into the biggest news stories of the week.
Watch curated video content from every angle, and raw news coverage only available on Citizen.
Explore what's happening in your city
Citizen’s real-time map shows you what's happening in your community and across the whole city.
Zoom in on the map to see what’s happening in your neighborhood.
Recent and Trending tabs let you track the latest and most viewed incidents happening right now.
Zoom out to see all of the latest incidents across your city.
“This app is an absolute game changer. It gives me peace of mind knowing there’s a neighborhood of people looking out for one another.”
“Citizen is the most amazing and helpful app ever! I’ve recommended it to all my friends. Thank you!”
“There was a five-alarm fire in a building two blocks from where I grew up. I watched Citizen users’ live broadcasts – it was coverage I couldn’t get anywhere else.”
“This app is amazing! I work in the field in various neighborhoods around the city, and Citizen has helped me be alert to what’s happening around me. I’m so thankful for Citizen!”
“Terrific app. Building security told us to shelter in place because of an active police incident nearby. Instead of worrying we checked Citizen and saw the incident was minor. So helpful.”
“Citizen is a great app for emergency alerts! It helps me, my friends and my family everywhere we go in NY.”
“Citizen offers me peace of mind, and informs me if anything is about to happen by my son’s place so I can alert him. This app is the best thing ever!”
“I was in Brooklyn and there was a fight near me – I was able to avoid the area thanks to Citizen!”