Pennsylvania State Police Launch New
"See Something, Send Something" App to Help Fight Terrorism
On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, the Pennsylvania State Police launched a new App for reporting suspicious activity.
The new See Something, Send Something App allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC).
"This App provides concerned citizens with an effective communicatioins and reporting tool," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. "The See Something, Send Something mobile app, developed by My Mobile Witness, sends terrorism-related tips directly to PaCIC where tips are evaluated by analysts and assigned for investigation as warranted," Noonan said.
The system allows the PaCIC 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 intelligence center for analysis.
The application, which is available at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, also includes information on what to look for and when to report suspicious activity, along with how to receive important alerts.
"Prevention is everyone's responsibility," Noonan said. "We are one neighborhood, one state, one nation; and it is the responsibility of all to remain vigilant and to report suspicious behavior -- one report can make a difference".
In addition to the new mobile app, people can call the toll-free State Police Terrorism Tip Line at 1-888-292-1919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to report suspicious individuals or activity.