UTech gives Crime Stop another way to get information
The University of Technology (UTech) has designed a web-based platform that will facilitate persons sending information anonymously on criminal activity to Crime Stop Jamaica.
The application allows individuals to send a text via the web-based platform of up to 1,000 characters, as well as to attach up to three images, and related video and audio to Crime Stop Jamaica, without giving any form of identification.
Professor Stephen Vasciannie, president of UTech, said that the university "is pleased to be among partners with Crime Stop Jamaica in its mandate to continue to reduce crime in our country and to discourage criminal activity.
"UTech Jamaica, stands ready to offer our expertise to other Jamaican institutions and industries to assist in achieving their respective missions," he added.
Sandra Glasgow, chairperson of the National Crime Prevention Fund, said that Crime Stop Jamaica is proud of its 30-year record of remaining "an anonymous channel to give the police information on all kinds of crime, without one tipster ever compromised."
Commenting on the new 311tips.com platform, Glasgow said that "The software not only allows individuals to discretely provide information to Crime Stop, using their mobile devices, [but] very importantly, it does so while protecting their identities."