ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal announced the introduction of a See Something, Send Something app directing citizens to local law enforcement.
“As technology continues to drastically change our world, public safety remains a top priority,” said Deal. “While we work to make our state a safer place to live, work and raise a family, Georgia citizens and law enforcement must cooperate to deter crime and report suspected terrorism within our communities."
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 Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with the GBI and GEMA have led efforts to implement the See Something, Say Something system in Georgia.
“No matter how hard we work to ensure that our communities are safe, inevitably some people will seek to do harm to others,” said Col. Mark W. McDonough, DPS commissioner.
The service, provided by My Mobile Witness, Inc., uses privacy protection software to safeguard users’ personal information and the integrity of tips. The system allows citizens to engage with GISAC without tracking locations or storing any personal information. Submitted tips are immediately removed from the mobile device and purged from the My Mobile Witness system following delivery to GISAC.
This system is not intended for emergency situations. For situations requiring an immediate response, call 911 or your local law enforcement directly.
The name of the app matches that of another See Something, Say Something app that is used in a number of other states.
Georgia's app is used in nine other states, including Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
To download Georgia's My Mobile Witness/See Something, Say Something app, click here.