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DeKalb police launch new tip program

Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – DeKalb police launched their new smartphone application, iWatch DeKalb, on Thursday.

The application allows DeKalb police to receive anonymous crime tips through phone, text, email or a Web-based format, according to a news release. Tipsters can attach images and videos and use 32 languages. Later, the department may use iWatch to support anti-bullying initiatives in school and uncover animal crimes and animal cruelty cases.

The program is not meant for emergencies, though. Tips might not be seen immediately.

For more information, see www.iWatchDeKalb.com.

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