The West Kentucky Crime Stoppers has launched a new mobile app to help residents connect with law enforcement agencies.
Chairperson Pam Spencer said through the app, residents can text tips and submit photos and video. Police can then have a two-way conversation with the person that sent the tip. The app and texting system removes identifying information to keep the service anonymous.
Spencer said the service is anonymous so people will feel safe in providing information without repercussion.
“We feel that if it’s anonymous, folks might be able to share more information,” Spencer said. “They were maybe close to a situation that they didn’t want to let anybody know that they were close to, but then they could share some information that they needed to get to the police department.”
The West Kentucky Crime Stoppers app is available for free on the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. People can also submit tips online or call the hotline at 270-443-TELL.