Citizen verifies videos of active crime scenes, suspect searches, fires, and other notable police or fire department activity. We verify videos that we want to alert users in the area about, and any video that provides additional information on an incident. When we verify a live video, a notification is sent to users within 1 mile in New York City and 2 miles in San Francisco and Baltimore.
In short, verified videos are engaging and help to confirm the details of an incident. Often, users take videos of NYPD and/or FDNY vehicles parked on scene. If there’s not much else going on, we typically won't verify these.