Caldwell Cops Recommend Homeland Security App

Mobile app links New Jersey residents with state homeland security.

Local police are suggesting a mobile app that connects the public to the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness through mobile devices.

In a Facebook post this week Caldwell Police shared info regarding the NJ-SAFE app that "enables residents of New Jersey and surrounding States to instantly report suspicious activity from a smartphone or mobile device, which is sent directly to the Counter Terrorism Watch personnel who are on duty 24 hours a day."

The app, created by a government focused technology company called NIC Inc., enables users to connect with a 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ terrorism tip line at the click of a button, enter details about an incident, snap a photo, report detailed subject and vehicle descriptions and more.

The "NJ-SAFE" program is available through iTunes and the Google Play store on mobile phones and tablets.

moose balinski February 01, 2014 at 01:22 PM
So in other words, the government is asking us to spy on our neighbors and report them to the authorities. Nazi Germany did the same exact thing.
Dissapointed Resident February 01, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Ok so last week, caldwell pd gets caught doing illegal check points or pullovers now they want us to individually spy on our neighbors. I work in mobility, there is technology you would not believe in an app, If I can land on the ground in the EU and have a European plan on my phone almost instantly, be weary of what technology may be packed in the app, and who may really being tracked. I am in no way antigovernment as I agree that some secrets don't need to be told, but when they give me an app that let's me report the person driving in 3 lanes possibly under the influence, or report an incident actually occurring, I would be more inclined.
gregory l. mitchell February 01, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Moose and Disappointed Resident:You guys have got things figured out.Thank goodness for intelligent thinkers like yourselves that are able to "see past your front bumper"!!This could turn into a very dangerous stage,as pointed out.The next step that we will soon be seeing DOMESTICALLY will be various sized drones.Geo.Orwell had great foresight-Big Brother is right around the corner. Respectfully,Gregory L.Mitchell,West Caldwell


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