The FBI in Philadelphia wants to make it easier to report public corruption.
Along with other law enforcement, the agency unveiled a new designated hotline: 855-FBI-TIPS.
“The most difficult part of corruption cases is getting people to call in,” said George Venizelos, FBI special agent in charge of Philadelphia investigations. “Getting people to trust the government that they’ll do the right thing, and I think that’s one area we’re trying to increase here by giving somebody an easy way to call us.”
The FBI says it is not creating the hotline in response to any particular incident or uptick in corruption. The effort to find public corruption is a joint effort between city, state and federal officials.