The Kentucky State Police has found a new way to receive tips about potential crime in the area.
Citizens will now be able to text confidential tips from their cell phone in a new program called “Text a Tip.”
The 24-hour program is “designed to report criminal activity, assist with neighborhood watch and serve as an additional resource for schools and college campuses,” KSP officials said in a press release.
Anyone with information can text their confidential tip to 67283, after putting “KSPTIP” in the message field. A confirmation text will be sent immediately if the tip goes through successfully.
“Anytime we can get another avenue for citizens to let us know what’s going on, it’s going to be an advantage,” said Trooper Jonathan Biven, public information officer for the Bowling Green KSP post.
Biven said that citizens already send complaints through email, so texting is just another tool that can be used to help the community.
“Most people text so this is just keeping up with the technology,” Biven said.
For the full story, read the Oct. 19 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.