Ohio Homeland Security unveils phone safety app

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans can now report suspicious
activity to the state’s Homeland Security agency with a new app that can
be downloaded on mobile devices.
The state’s director of public
safety says the Safer Ohio app for smartphones includes a "see
something, send something" feature that lets users send photos to
Homeland Security analysts.
Director John Born says public reporting of suspicious behavior and unusual activity is essential to
protecting communities.
The application is free and available to Android and iPhone users.
The
reporting system lets law enforcement or Ohio Homeland Security
analysts engage with tipsters without tracking one’s location or storing
personal information.
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reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans can now report suspicious
activity to the state’s Homeland Security agency with a new app that can
be downloaded on mobile devices.
The state’s director of public
safety says the Safer Ohio app for smartphones includes a "see
something, send something" feature that lets users send photos to
Homeland Security analysts.
Director John Born says public reporting of suspicious behavior and unusual activity is essential to
protecting communities.
The application is free and available to Android and iPhone users.
The
reporting system lets law enforcement or Ohio Homeland Security
analysts engage with tipsters without tracking one’s location or storing
personal information.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.