POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 4:38pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — See something suspicious? Well, now there’s an app for that.
Today, Louisiana public safety partners announced the "See Something, Say Something” app. This app's designed to help citizens report suspicious activity by taking a picture or sending a note right from their phones.
The tip will be sent to LA-safe where assessment will be done.
“In order for law enforcement to truly be successful, we must have the cooperation and support of the public we serve,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. “This capability allows citizens to directly contribute to ensuring safer communities by reporting suspicious incidents to Fusion Center personnel who are trained to evaluate, analyze, disseminate and request action from law enforcement partners across Louisiana.”
Don't worry, all tips are anonymous.
The application is available at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, as well as iPad users.
The service which is provided by Mobile Witness, Inc. uses privacy protection software for safeguarding the integrity of tips and citizens’ personal information. The system allows LA-SAFE to engage citizens without tracking location or storing of personal information. Submitted tips are immediately removed from the mobile device and purged from the My Mobile Witness system once delivered to the LA-SAFE center for analysis.