Omaha police are hoping a new I-Phone application will help them in their crime fighting efforts. Lt. Darci Tierney says using technology can help them catch criminals.
“And they can submit a tip anytime via their phone. You can also upload a photo or a video and that goes straight to us at Crime Stoppers.”
Lt. Tierney says after you download the photo or video, you select a password and enter information about the crime and suspect. She says there is no way police can contact those with information so they can remain anonymous.
“All we see is their code name. We don’t have any identification to who that tipster is but the good thing about it is we can have that two way communication back with the tipster.”
Lt. Tierney says using a phone camera has become so common they hope that people remember this app is available.
“People are out there shooting videos and taking pictures all the time so I don’t think it will be out of the ordinary for someone to snap a picture or shoot a quick video and upload it.”
Lt. Tierney says tipsters can easily submit suspect information and the description of the crime.
“Now this way we can actually get pictures and videos so we don’t have to rely on an anonymous person’s story. We actually have physical evidence.”
Those interested can get the application from the Apple APP Store. A Verizon for Droid will be available soon.