Arlington police delay launch of cellphone tip-reporting tools

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 02, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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After announcing Monday that they were unveiling new ways for cellphone users to report suspicious activity, Arlington police said Tuesday that they were still working out logistical issues and would roll out the program later.

One tool would let the public text tips to CRIMES, or 274-637. The keyword APDtipster should be used to start the message, although that step is only required once.

For iPhone and Android users who prefer to use an app, the CityConnect Arlington Police Department tool is available in the App Store and on Google Play. Search for “CityConnect” or “Arlington, TX Police.”

With Independence Day gatherings set for Wednesday and Thursday in Arlington, police felt the time was right to give the public additional tools for reporting, said officer Tim Henz of the criminal investigation division, who will oversee the tips. But the program was delayed Tuesday.

The app will include access to all the social media platforms used by Arlington police.

Patrick M. Walker, 682-232-4674 Twitter: @patrickmwalker1

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