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La. State Police roll out See Something Send Something app

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LOUISIANA -

The Louisiana State Police are unveiling a new mobile phone app that puts the power to report suspicious behavior- literally- in your hands.

The "See Something Send Something" app is free for smart phones.

It allows users to capture suspicious activity either in a photo or as a written text and send that information direction to the Louisiana State Analytical & Fusion Exchange at State Police Headquarters.

Then the information is evaluated and forwarded to law enforcement across the state as needed.

The same technology allowed Boston residents to submit photographs to investigators following the Boston Marathon bombings.

"We've seen it in the United States, [and] we've seen it across the world," says Col. Mike Edmonson of Louisiana State Police. "The public wants to get involved. They want to be involved in technology. They want to be able to send these things in."

Edmonson stresses that the app is not a replacement for 911 in emergency situations.

More information is available at the "See Something Send Something" website.

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