State Police App Hopes To Thwart Terrorism

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In response to the Boston Marathon bombings, Pennsylvania State Police are reminding people about one of their programs.

The “See Something, Send Something” app was created to help fight terrorism.

The app is free and can be downloaded to any smartphone.

It is based on the premise that no one knows better than you if something in our neighborhood I out of the ordinary or suspicious.

“So if you see an unusual package a backpack or see someone who is out of the ordinary doing things like taking photos of a bridge in an area they should not be in that’s suspicious to us and we need that information,” said State Police Tpr. Robin Mungo.

Once it’s on the phone, the app is simple to use by either writing a brief description of what you’ve seen or taking a picture.

“It’s not being a snitch it’s about protecting people providing information to keep everyone safe,” Mungo said.

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