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SCOTUS Backs Up Officers with Ruling on Anonymous Tips

April 24, 2014
The Supreme Court upheld a California traffic stop based solely on a 911 call reporting a reckless driver.

Man Carjacked by Dorner Sues for $1M Reward

April 30, 2013
The camp ranger carjacked by fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming his call to a sheriff's deputy entitles him to a $1 million reward.

Former Dallas Cop Who Defrauded Crime Stoppers Heads To Federal Prison

December 4, 2012
A former senior corporal with the Dallas Police Department received 46 months in federal prison for defrauding the Dallas Crime Stoppers office and evading federal income tax.

'America's Most Wanted' Returns To Lifetime

December 2, 2011
John Walsh's "America's Most Wanted" returns tonight on Lifetime as "basically the same show" that aired on Fox for 23 years before that network canceled it in the spring.

Conn. Agency Begins Using iWatch Mobile App for Crime Reporting

November 18, 2011
The iWatchBridgeport app provides a new tool for the Bridgeport Police Department for reporting of crimes by its residents.

Fla. Police Thwart Former Student’s Mass Murder Plot

August 17, 2011
Police arrested Jared Cano, a former student of Freedom High School, after bomb-making equipment and a manifesto were discovered in his apartment. Cano allegedly planned to kill 32 people on the first day of classes.

Utah Agencies Launch Text-Tipping Tool

July 27, 2011
More than 50 law enforcement agencies in Utah have launched the TipSoft anonymous crime tipping tool to allow the public to send tips through their phone or computer.

Fox Cancels 'America's Most Wanted' After 23 Years

May 17, 2011
Fox will no longer air "America's Most Wanted," after a 23-year run of a show that provided the public a window into law enforcement investigations of violent crimes and helped solve several high-profile cases.

Chicago Allows Citizens To Text Photos, Video To 911

March 16, 2011
The images are sent to the Chicago Police Department's crime-prevention information center, which reviews them to see whether they should be distributed to first responders or detectives investigating the incident.

Dallas Officer In Charge of Crime Stoppers Arrested

January 28, 2011
Senior Cpl. Theadora Ross, who has managed the program since 2003, is expected to face conspiracy to commit fraud charges. Authorities said thousands of dollars in reward funds were discovered to be missing.

LAPD Inundated With Grim Sleeper Leads

December 20, 2010
The Los Angeles Police Department has been inundated with e-mails and phone calls from the public providing leads, after the agency release some 160 photos of women connected to suspected serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.

How to Solve Gang Homicides When Nobody's Talking

September 8, 2010
Community members often withhold information, fearing retaliation because of a lack of trust in the police. Even though they know their lack of cooperation will give way to more crimes and a deteriorating quality of life in their neighborhoods, many are people still reluctant to become witnesses or provide useful information.

Maryland Implements 'Blue Alert' for Crimes Against LE

June 26, 2010
The notification system will be called Blue Alert and will be similar to the Amber Alert system to identify missing children and Silver Alert to find missing seniors.

Detroit Police to Open Text Tip Line

January 14, 2010
For weeks, the black-and-orange billboard loomed over I-94 in Detroit with an ambiguous and ominous one-word message: CRIME.

New Mexico Chief Wants Text Tips

June 26, 2009

The interim chief of the Carlsbad (N.M.) Police Department has introduced a program allowing tipsters to submit anonymous text messages via cell phones to law enforcement agencies.

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