Living in fear is something many face every day of their lives, the fear that they will become the victim of a crime. While the truth is that no one can ensure that we as people will ever be able live in a crime free world, there are people who are trying to bring that idea to that fruition. This week Crime Stoppers Toronto has officially launch their tips application onto the BlackBerry Torch 9800, and with more devices to be supported later. This application is no ordinary app, Crime Stoppers has stated that it’s the first of it’s kind in North America.
With this new technology the user has the ability to:
- Record a video or photograph for easy tip submission.
- Find the nearest police station using GPS and receive turn by turn directions.
- Check the status of submitted tips.
- View Toronto’s “Most Wanted”.
- One touch calling directly to a Crime Stoppers Representative.
- One touch email composition to submit an email tip.
- View Toronto’s “Crime of the Week”.
- Connect with Toronto Crime Stoppers Social Media Pages.
The Crime Stoppers application offers the same options as calling into one of their contact centers. Your information is kept private and will not be disclosed to anyone at the Crime Stoppers team. If any of your tips lead to an arrest or advancement into the case you may actually be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000, help fight crime and get cash seems like a win-win. The application is available in BlackBerry App World for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, but keep checking back to see if your device gets support down the road.
On a side note, if you’re not on the BlackBerry platform you can also download the Crime Stoppers app for iOS and Android in their respective stores.
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