June 12, 2018
A new mobile app called iWatchTexas will allow Texans to report suspicious activity in their communities. The Department of Public Safety developed the app under the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott. “This new tool will give everyone the ability to quickly and easily communicate with authorities and help prevent future tragedies,” Abbott said.
The app, which can be downloaded from the iPhone App Store and Google Play, is not meant for reporting emergencies. Reporting a threat on the app takes fewer than five minutes. Reports are reviewed by law enforcement analysts after they’re submitted and remain confidential, according to DPS.
“Amid the growing threats to public safety by malicious actors, we want to remind the public that they can be law enforcement’s greatest resource to combat those intent on harming others, including innocent schoolchildren and administrators,” said Steven McCraw, DPS director.
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