New crime-watch app launches in Texas to identify threats to communities

Posted at 11:04 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 12:32:37-04

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced the launch of the new iWatchTexas app, which utilizes citizen-sourced tips related to criminal activity.

The iWatch Texas program was created as a partnership between communities and law enforcement. The app is used to report suspicious activities and behaviors that may indicate criminal activity. Including behaviors and activities like comments made regarding killing or harming someone, chemical smells that are unusual, and cars or trucks left in no parking zones at important buildings.

“The new iWatchTexas mobile app is one of several solutions that Texas is implementing immediately to identify and report those who may pose a threat to our schools and to our communities,” said Governor Abbott. “Our law enforcement officers often rely on vigilant Texans to help keep communities safe, and this new tool will give everyone the ability to quickly and easily communicate with authorities and help prevent future tragedies.”

The app is now available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store (iWatchTexas) and for Android users on Google Play (iWatchTexas).

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