Want to report a crime in Kankakee County, there's now an app
Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe recently announced via Facebook that county residents can now submit anonymous tips to law enforcement using Safe2Tell, a mobile phone app.
The app allows residents to send information about the crime, location and suspects, as well as any relevant photos or videos. Rowe created a Facebook video detailing how residents can use the app.
Kankakee County residents must first download the P3 Tips app to their phone, using their app store, and then create a four-digit passcode to login. Users then select their location, selecting the United States as the country, Illinois as the state and then the specific community in which the crime is occurring or Kankakee County as a whole. They should select Kankakee County Safe2Tell as the organization they are sending their tip to.
Once the location and organization are set, users are prompted to select the type of crime, then the information they’d like to provide, including names, addresses and social media information of the suspects. They are then prompted to upload any photos or videos they might have, but Rowe notes that app users should not put themselves in danger to obtain them.
Once the tip submit is submitted, users will receive a code for their tip, which will allow them to collect any available rewards anonymously. Law enforcement receives an email with the anonymous tip, identified only by the code.