Friday, April 1, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM
"Concerned citizens in Kentucky can report "suspicious activity" to their state branch of Homeland Security through an iPhone app."
Called the "latest method to protect the State of Kentucky" by Gene Kiser, Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, this app will let you report anything suspicious seen while going about your business, as well as information on the suspects and the vehicles they are using. To be honest though, as someone that deals with these types of calls on a daily basis in my job as a 911 dispatcher, the best way to report anything is to just pick up the phone and call. We usually have more questions than these types of apps can ask, and we can get the information out quicker than something like this that has to go through several layers of bureaucracy in order to get to the people on the street that can actually go investigate. But I suppose if you would rather do this, it is better than not doing anything.