The Virginia State Police (VSP) have launched See Something, Send Something®, a free app for iPhone and Android, which enables users to report suspicious or criminal activity by photo or note to the Virginia State Police.
“The fundamentals of investigating and solving a crime haven’t changed,” said Major Rick A. Jenkins, deputy director of the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation. “But keeping the public engaged with us through the crime-solving, tip-sharing process has evolved, and now so have we. This app is simply the 21st century version of the traditional telephone crime tip line or hotline.”
The application includes information on what to look for and when to report suspicious activity. “The app does not replace 911 and should not to be used for someone needing immediate police action or to report an emergency,” Jenkins said.