TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pennsylvania State Police unveil terrorism-reporting app

ASSOCIATED PRESS
A costumer sets up an iPhone 5 at an Apple store in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
By The Associated Press
Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, 7:48 a.m.
 

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania State Police have released a new smartphone app to help people report suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism.

The agency says the “See Something, Send Something” app allows people to send reports of the activity as a written note or photo. It's sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.

State police Commissioner Frank Noonan says the tips will then be evaluated by analysts and assigned for investigation as warranted. Noonan says the system allows investigators to engage citizens without tracking location or storing personal information.

The application is free for iPhone and Android phone users. It also includes information on what to look for and when to report suspicious activity.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Nearing season’s midpoint, Steelers still have issues to sort out
  2. Buffalo Township grandma pleads guilty to selling hundreds of pounds of weed
  3. Ross brothers ordered to pay fine, remove debris from Christmas display
  4. Lawyer: Steelers center Pouncey, brother won’t be charged in July fracas
  5. Wanted sex offender caught hiding in homemade fort in Burgettstown
  6. Rossi: Fleury is, and will remain, Penguins’ soul
  7. Truck wreck closes Saxonburg Boulevard in West Deer
  8. Testing legs, giving backup goalie a chance are Penguins’ priorities
  9. Hundreds mourn Pittsburgh trash collector killed by gunfire
  10. Harmony woman accused of hitting police officer and anti-gay protester pleads guilty to reduced charges
  11. Wanted sex offender was hiding in homemade fort
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.