FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

New Mexico Chief Wants Text Tips

June 26, 2009  | 


Photo courtesy of ydhsu on Flickr.com.


Photo courtesy of ydhsu on Flickr.com.

Although he's operating under the title of "interim" chief of the Carlsbad (N.M.) Police Department, Joey Gonzalez is forging ahead with a slew of proactive crime prevention programs, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports.

The program that got the most attention from an audience of Kiwanis members last week was called "Text Tips." This program allows tipsters to submit anonymous text messages, via cell phones or personal digital assistants, to participating law enforcement agencies. Most of these agencies are utilizing Text Tips through their Crime Stoppers programs.

The person who witnesses the crime is able to anonymously text the information to the police department by means of an "sms" or "mms" message.

Read Full Story

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: LAPD Officers Begin Wearing Body Cameras
Officers at the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Division in the San Fernando...
North Dakota OKs Less-Lethal Drones
It's legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly...
Video: Child Porn Arrests Up in Kentucky as State Police Beefs Up Forces
Through mid-July, 31 people were arrested on porn possession charges by Kentucky State...
RapidHit DNA Profile Identifies Dangerous UK Sex Offender While Suspect in Custody
The RapidHit System from Integenx delivered a stunning arrest in the United Kingdom last...
DHS Federal Protective Service Chooses Envisage to Automate Academy Training Management
Envisage Technologies, a Bloomington, Indiana-based high-technology firm, has been awarded...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine