State Police Unveil Crime-Fighting App - - ABC13

State Police Unveil Crime-Fighting App


Lynchburg, VA - In time for the busy holiday shopping season, Virginia State Police is unveiling a new crime-fighting app.

It's called 'See Something, Send Something' and can be downloaded on an Android or iPhone for free.

Here's how it works, let's say you're at a shopping mall and see someone shop lifting. You can take a picture on your cell phone using the app, and send it to the Virginia State Police headquarters in Richmond for review.

The application also has a geo-tagging feature, that allows troopers to pinpoint where you were when you took the picture. The geo-tagging feature can also be turned off.

If the tip is relevant to a criminal investigation, it will be forwarded onto the appropriate law enforcement agency. If not, it will be permanently deleted within 72 hours.

State police began looking at this app after a string of serial arsons over the summer on the Eastern shore.

It can also be helpful in missing person's cases, amber alerts, or any time you see something suspicious.

This app though, does not replace 911.

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