U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is launching a new smartphone app to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators.
The Operation Predator app enables those who download it to receive alerts about wanted predators, to share the information with friends via email and social media tools, and to provide information to HSI by calling or submitting an online tip. Additionally, the app enables users to view news about arrests and prosecutions of child predators and additional resources about ICE and its global partners in the fight against child exploitation.
All tips can be reported anonymously through the app, by phone or online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The new smartphone app contains photos and information about known fugitives in HSI criminal cases involving sexually abused and exploited children.
ICE's office of public affairs developed the app with special agents from HSI's Cyber Crimes Center (C3) and field offices across the country, in order to seek the public's help with information about child predators wanted for criminal prosecution.
Currently, the app can be downloaded from Apple's App Store or iTunes.