Solvay, N.Y. - In addition to their license plate-reading cameras and surveillance videos the Solvay police department has unveiled a new way to fight crime- through an interactive website. The department's website went live today allowing users to submit crime tips online and cops to blog about case updates.
“The whole idea is to get more information flowing between the police departments and the neighborhoods they patrol,” says Lt. Daryl Perrigo. “They really want to reach out to neighbors who may have a tip about a crime, or a concern and are reluctant to pick up the phone and call them.”
The department hopes the new website will have real crime solving potential in the future.
“If there's a case that needs to be solved, an anonymous tip could come in, in real time, to let those officers know there could be a lead on a case they are working on," explained Perrigo.