CrimeReports and TipSoft have teamed together to release a new free Android application which provides users with the ability to anonymously report crimes. The app, TipSubmit Mobile, augments tools already in place (phone, web and SMS Text-a-Tip) and lets anyone submit a secure and completely private tip to law enforcement agencies, school safety officers, and more. These tips are sent directly Crime Stoppers and could even lead to a reward ($1,000 in the U.S. and up to $2,000 in Canada) should it result in an arrest. Features in the app include location awareness, ability to append a photo, and chat with relevant agencies.
“It’s great to see this new mobile product allowing the public to safely and conveniently communicate with their local Crime Stoppers programs,” said Crime Stoppers International President Michael Gordon-Gibson. “It is innovation like this that helps keep Crime Stoppers relevant, effective and at the forefront of allowing communities to help the police in solving and preventing crime globally.”