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Dublin Police Department’s crime text line ‘a huge success’

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Dublin Police have added a new weapon to their utility belts----their phones.

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Dublin Police have added a new weapon to their utility belts----their phones.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/6997897?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:05:24 +0000 Dublin Police Department’s crime text line ‘a huge success’ Dublin Police have added a new weapon to their utility belts----their phones. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/6997897?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WMGT com. dublin's police department launching a text line allowing residents to report a crime if they see one. 41nbc's joi dukes says the chief of police believes it's an extra protection for residents. 0:01 0:06 0:39 1:33 dublin police have added a new weapon to their utility belts----their phones. " witness or someone who may have information about a crime..they can contact us by way of text" with a new text line, police can catch more bad guys now more than ever...why? because everyone has access to their phones. "well everyone has a smart phon android iphone or even a flip phone and that is the way of communication. " chief of police tim chatman says the idea came as a way to help investigators like captain ronnie holms solve cases where a witness might be hard to find. "specifically dru investigations we was able to make..a couple of big drug investigation cases that lead to arrests." chatman says it wa also a way to ensure the privacy and safety of a witness or anyone else reporting a crime. "police are running acros situations where you have witnesses but they don't want to talk because of the fear of retaliation." now the only fear witnesses may have to face is whether they've got cellular service. "peopl felt like they had to call and leave their name and information that way now they feel more safe doing it by text." chatman say it's been a huge success so far. "we are well over five hundre texts and we just started...it may be more than that." so if you see something, say something...an d know your secret is safe when you press 'send'. in dublin joi dukes 41nbc news. c1 3 b15 police chief tim chapman says texting isn't an replacement for calling 911, it's just another way to get the information to police without being targeted later. the number for the text line is




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