Newton County Sheriff's Office launches app to combat gangs

Newton County Sheriff's Office launches app to combat gangs

Posted: Updated:
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Help is now only a click away for Newton County residents concerned about possible gang activity. Modern technology is making it easier for them to contact police without fear of retaliation.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has launched a gang intelligence website using specialized software. Residents can now submit detailed information and pictures anonymously to the sheriff's office over the Internet and via the new "Tipsubmit" mobile app.

The person calling receives an immediate response from deputies monitoring the site.

"This is just to give us another tool to use in our tool box to help fight crime, solve cases to help the community solve cases," said Robert Geddy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said this is a proactive move; gangs are not a big problem in newton county and they want to keep it that way by combining old fashioned police work with 21st century technology.

"People tend to not want to get involved when you talk about gangs, and it's just an avenue to give to them to reach out to law enforcement without them knowing who you are," Geddy said.

The program is currently only for those reporting gang activity, but the Newton County Sheriff's Office plans to expand the program to allow residents to anonymously report other types of crime using the same tools in the future.
    
Residents can still call the Newton County Sheriff's Office with a question. They should also dial 911 in case of an emergency.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
  • Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Use of force 'not justified' in officer shooting of Bartow teen

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:20:30 GMT
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
    A Bartow County Grand Jury has stated that the use of deadly force in the February shooting of a teen was 'not justified'. Christopher Roupe, 17, was fatally shot by Euharlee officer who claimed the teen answered the door with a gun.
  • Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:28:00 GMT
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
    Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week.
Powered by WorldNow

WDCA My20 & my20dc.com
5151 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 244-5151
Email Us

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices