ASHEVILLE, N.C. —
Police officers in Asheville, North Carolina, are hoping citizens will help them solve some of the violent crimes happening in the city - specifically shootings.
“Right now, our focus is on violent crime. So we are around 588 calls for service of people shot, or of gunshots," said Capt. Mike Lamb, "And we’ve had 44 people to date that have been shot or killed in gun crime.”
It’s called TIP2APD, the department’s newest tool for citizens to talk to an officer – and it’s all anonymous.
The hope is that someone who may know key information about an incident uses the new app or texts the tip line to help investigators solve more of these crimes.
The app can be downloaded through the iTunes store or Google Play by searching for 'AshevillePD.' A tipster can text information, plus send photos or videos, which is sent through a 411 program to the police station...