Newton County Sheriff's Office launches app to combat gangs

Newton County Sheriff's Office launches app to combat gangs

Posted: Updated:
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -

Help is now only a click away for Newton County residents concerned about possible gang activity. Modern technology is making it easier for them to contact police without fear of retaliation.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office has launched a gang intelligence website using specialized software. Residents can now submit detailed information and pictures anonymously to the sheriff's office over the Internet and via the new "Tipsubmit" mobile app.

The person calling receives an immediate response from deputies monitoring the site.

"This is just to give us another tool to use in our tool box to help fight crime, solve cases to help the community solve cases," said Robert Geddy of the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said this is a proactive move; gangs are not a big problem in newton county and they want to keep it that way by combining old fashioned police work with 21st century technology.

"People tend to not want to get involved when you talk about gangs, and it's just an avenue to give to them to reach out to law enforcement without them knowing who you are," Geddy said.

The program is currently only for those reporting gang activity, but the Newton County Sheriff's Office plans to expand the program to allow residents to anonymously report other types of crime using the same tools in the future.
    
Residents can still call the Newton County Sheriff's Office with a question. They should also dial 911 in case of an emergency.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

    GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:51 GMT
    Maliah Harris Maliah Harris
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th...
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th...
  • Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:12:43 GMT
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
  • Cobb firefighter battles cancer linked to common virus

    Cobb firefighter battles cancer linked to common virus

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:11:34 GMT
    It's Frank Summers job on the Cobb County Fire Department’s technical rescue team, to be ready for tough moments no one is really ready for.
    It's Frank Summers job on the Cobb County Fire Department’s technical rescue team, to be ready for tough moments no one is really ready for.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices