THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!
LIHUE — Residents and visitors can now submit information anonymously through a Crime Stoppers’ app called “P3 Tips.”
Through this new app, people can anonymously provide Kauai Police Department information on a crime, including assaults, child abuse, robbery or drug use, without providing an official report.
Visitors can also discreetly report crimes while on island, as the location setting on the app can be changed accordingly.
To use, download the P3 Tips app on an iOS or Android device and select location. Follow the prompts and begin submitting tips by providing as many details of the crime as possible, suggests a KPD press release.
Be pro-active against crime on Kauai!
Establish neighborhood watches. Be aware of your neighborhood.
Keep an eye on your neighbor's property; ask him to watch yours. If you see something odd; report it.
Almost everyone has a cell phone! Use the phone camera to record license plates; snap pictures of suspicious vehicles and people. Send those photographs to CAT. We will circulate information so that others can be vigilant.
Add surveillance cameras to your property. Share any images of crimes/criminal suspects.
Send videos and still photographs to CAT. We will circulate the information. Someone in our membership may recognize the culprit. We have successfully aided KPD in apprehending several thieves using this method.
In your dealings with the police, record the officer's name and badge number. Without that information, your commendations and/or reports of poor conduct are useless. Email your comments and concerns to CAT so we can help you alert superiors about the officer's job performance.
Recruiting new members insures that CAT has a better information-sharing system. Ask acquaintances to send their name to:
Email CAT to share anonymous information with the criminal justice system. All comments are kept strictly unidentified. We do not disclose names.