Boston police turn to text messages to fight crime

Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 3:02 PM EST

That's the message the Boston Police Department is sending out with the start of its first-ever program that now lets cell phone users send anonymous text-message crime tips to the city's Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line.

In an announcement Friday, the city unveiled the new initiative, which officials hope will revitalize the long-standing program so it's used by more citizens to report violent crimes. With Crime Stoppers, citizens can anonymously call in -- or now send text messages about -- crime tips that can help police solve such crimes.

At Computerworld.

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