'WARN NJDEP' Mobile App for Non-Emergency Incidents - A 'must' download with a terrific interface

DEP Wins International Award For Mobile App That Lets Public Report Non-Emergency Environmental Incidents

This app utilizes GPS technology for pinpoint location of environmental incidents and also allows users to submit photos as part of their reports to the DEP.

The Department of Environmental Protection's WARN NJDEP mobile device app, launched late last year, has been awarded an AVA Digital Gold Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the conceptualization, direction, design and production of media that utilize digital arts, technology and information to engage target audiences.

The app can be downloaded through Google Play, the Apple app store and the Microsoft app store. Enter: WARN NJDEP in the search bar.

Examples of non-emergency incidents that may be reported through the app include improper storage or disposal of waste and other materials, odor complaints, smaller sewage leaks, smoke and dust complaints, underground storage tank incidents, and wetlands or stream encroachment issues.

The app provides a one-touch link allowing the user to call the DEP's Communications Center and directly speak to a dispatcher, if that is the user's preference.