New Camden police app seeks to control neighborhood crime issues

David Madden
April 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
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CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There’s a new app for residents of Camden to use to tip off police about neighborhood crime.

The Camden County metro police are teaming up with the tech platform STOPit to, in essence, start up a conversation. 

Lt. Zsakheim James says it’s just another method, along with other social media like Facebook and Twitter, for cops to reach out to Camden residents.

“It allows you to talk to us and give us information.” James told KYW Newsradio. “Just specifically by texting it to us. You can also send pictures and it’s totally anonymous.”

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People can report anything from a neighborhood nuisance to graffiti and illegal dumping.

There is one important caution, though.

“This is not a replacement for 911,” he said. “If there is a life threatening emergency or any kind of emergency, please dial 911. This is a non-emergency kind of app.”

The free app is available to download through iTunes or Google Play. Search for STOPit and use the access code "CAMDENNJ."