Delaware police mobile tip app receives national recognition

A mobile tip hotline application implemented earlier this year by the Delaware State Police Department is gaining national recognition.

The mobile tip app was launched in March and allows users to anonymously send information to police such as the location and description of a crime and suspect as well as vehicle description and photos.

“The Delaware State Police continue to utilize technology as a force multiplier to combat and solve crime,” said Sergeant Paul G. Shavack, director of public information for the Delaware State Police in a statement. “By the use of smart phone technology, we want to make it as easy and convenient as possible to provide anonymous tips on crimes and criminal activity. When the public becomes involved and provides crime tips, it helps keep their communities safe.”

DSP announced that the mobile phone app was selected as a finalist for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government in the Fast Track Solutions category at the 25th annual National Association of State CIO Recognition Awards.

More than 800 people have downloaded the app which is available for iPhones and Android devices.

Other methods of reporting crimes including the Crime Stoppers hotline (1-800-TIP-3333), emailing crimestoppers@state.de.us and tipsubmit.com.

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