The Texas Department of Public Safety has unveiled a smartphone app to report suspicious activity.
The agency unveiled “iWatchTexas”, designed to make it easier for people to report criminal, terroristic or school-safety related threats.
Sgt. Jimmy Morgan with the Texas DPS says “All information that’s entered on this app is kept confidential.”
The app comes on the heels of a school shooting last month in Santa Fe. Governor Abbott held several meetings following the shooting to improve school safety; the app was one of those proposed solutions.
Morgan says it’s another tool for the public to help law enforcement and maybe save lives but reminds the public to call 911 in case of an emergency.
If you don’t have a smartphone you can report suspicious activity through the iWatch Texas program via the new mobile app, online at www.iwatchtx.org or by calling 1-844-643-2251.