Editorial: See something, say something

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There's a new nation-wide app that has been launched in Georgia and nine other states which allows citizens to communicate their concerns to local law enforcement.

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced the launch of "See Something, Send Something," a smartphone app that allows citizens to report suspicious activity and join in the fight against terrorism and criminal activity.

"See Something, Send Something" provides a platform for you to capture a photo of suspicious activity or send in information with written text.

Information received in the app is sent directly to the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC) where the tips can be evaluated and provided to law enforcement across the state as needed. The application is available at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, as well as iPad users.

The system is not intended for emergency situations so for situations requiring an immediate response, you still need to call 911 or your local law enforcement directly.

The Governor is hopeful that with this app, Georgia will not only be the number one state for business, but also the safest state to call home.

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