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. Vermont’s Sanders considers run for president
  2. Rossi: Given start, it’s time for Pitt to finish
  3. McKeesport won’t waver after shutout loss to Penn-Trafford
  4. Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments
  5. Federal statistics raise red flags about America’s growing diabetes crisis
  6. Funt, Bialik keep ’em smiling on ‘Camera’
  7. Man accidentally shoots himself in North Point Breeze
  8. LaBar: WWE needs to pick its starter wisely
  9. Plans being finalized for the Gayle Music Festival in Connellsville
  10. Ambitious few are turning lighthouses into living spaces
  11. U.S. beacon of hope for world’s transplant patients
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.