‘See Something, Send Something’
Louisiana public safety partners recently announced a new cooperative endeavor entitled “See Something Send Something,” which will connect citizens and their mobile devices to criminal intelligence centers nationwide.
“See Something Send Something” is a nationwide suspicious activity reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism and criminal activity, according to the Louisiana State Police (LSP). Additionally, the free app has information on what to look for and when to submit suspicious activity reports along with how to receive important alerts.
The system connects concerned citizens, first responders and law enforcement to key intelligence centers including the Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange (LA-SAFE) and routes geo-tagged suspicious activity reports and location-based messages to intelligence centers providing intel analysts the ability to receive, sort, search and analyze inbound SAR’s.
The free smartphone application allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo and as written text and sent directly to LA-SAFE, where the tips and information can be evaluated and then forwarded to law enforcement across the state as needed.
“In order for law enforcement to truly be successful, we must have the cooperation and support of the public we serve,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. “This capability allows citizens to directly contribute to ensuring safer communities by reporting suspicious incidents to Fusion Center personnel who are trained to evaluate, analyze, disseminate and request action from law enforcement partners across Louisiana.”
Information from the public can be critical during a crisis. This app will help someone give emergency personnel the information they need during a time when every minute could be critical.
The application is available at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, as well as iPad users. The service uses privacy protection software for safeguarding the integrity of tips and citizens’ personal information. The system allows LA-SAFE 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 LA-SAFE center for analysis.
This system is not intended for emergency situations. For situations requiring an immediate response, call 911 or your local law enforcement directly.
For further information, visit http://www.mymobilewitness.com/consumer-services.php.
Short URL: http://www.jenningsdailynews.net/?p=19718