CrimeReports and the Los Angeles Police Department have announced the launch of the TipSubmit Mobile application for Android and iPhone. The application is the first mobile app that allows the public to anonymously submit tips to law enforcement agencies, including the LAPD, to help solve and prevent crimes. Using the app, members of the public may now submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers programs, law enforcement agencies or school safety officers and administrators.
The new mobile application augments the existing TipSoft tools that allow the public to submit anonymous tips via phone, the Internet, and Short Message Service’s (SMS) Text-a-Tip program. The application also has the ability to use global positioning system (GPS) technology to automatically locate the nearest agency, or to select an agency manually. Community members can also now attach images and video clips with tips. The application makes it possible to establish an anonymous, ongoing two-way dialogue, and real-time chatting, with the receiving agency.
There is no cost to the public to use the application. For information, visit www.Tipsoft.com. Community members can also provide tips via Crimestoppers at (800)222-TIPS.