The NYPD launched a free smartphone app for use on Apple iOS and Android devices to anonymously report crimes to the Crime Stoppers program.

"The community is New York City's best crime fighting resource and the mobile Crime Stoppers app is our newest tool to deepen our partnership with witnesses who provide anonymous tips that help us solve crimes," said Chief Dermot Shea, NYPD Chief of Detectives. "For 35 years, Crime Stoppers has engaged witnesses and those knowledgeable of crimes in their communities to help the NYPD, and this new app is gives the public another opportunity to have a vested interest in helping to keep their neighborhoods safe."

The new CS-NYC mobile app allows investigators to more easily receive quality tips with attached images, documents, and videos. Other benefits include the ability for the investigator to engage in safe, private two-way dialog with the tipster—a new feature that was previously impossible through text messaging alone.