MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The Nassau County Police Department has launched a new CrimeStoppers smartphone app that allows residents to text in a tip to police.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, the police department said the app is an effort to keep up with the times.
“And now this just gives another way that we can receive information and push information out to the public,” Deputy Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter told Xirinachs. “You can’t walk down the street without seeing somebody on their smartphones. It is a way of life, it’s changed how we communicate. And this allows us the ability to push out additional information in a way that we haven’t been able to do before.”
The free app allows people to text a tip anonymously.
Krumpter said the aim is to make it easier for people to send in tips.
“The can call, they can text or they can email. They have all three choices,” he told Xirinachs.
You can download the app by searching “Nassau County Police” in the app store.
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